Shapes and Diffeomorphisms

  • Laurent Younes

Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 171)

Table of contents

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About this book


Shapes are complex objects, which are difficult to apprehend as mathematical entities, in ways that can also be amenable to computerized analysis and interpretation. This volume provides the background that is required for this purpose, including different approaches that can be used to model shapes, and algorithms that are available to analyze them. It explores, in particular, the interesting connections between shapes and the objects that naturally act on them, diffeomorphisms. The book is, as far as possible, self-contained, with an appendix that describes a series of classical topics in mathematics (Hilbert spaces, differential equations, Riemannian manifolds) and sections that represent the state of the art in the analysis of shapes and their deformations.

A direct application of what is presented in the book is a branch of the computerized analysis of medical images, called computational anatomy.


Curves and Surfaces Groups of Diffeomorphisms Riemannian Geometry Shape Analysis algorithms diffeomorphism differential geometry manifold optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Laurent Younes
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  1. 1.Ctr. Imaging ScienceJohn Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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