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Lie Groups and Geometric Aspects of Isometric Actions

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  • Includes an elementary introduction to Lie groups and Lie algebras

  • Uses a geometric approach that renders the text simultaneously complete and considerably short

  • Discusses recent topics on isometric actions, cohomogeneity one actions and positive curvatures and singular Riemannian foliations

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Lie Groups

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Basic Results on Lie Groups

      • Marcos M. Alexandrino, Renato G. Bettiol
      Pages 3-25
    3. Lie Groups with Bi-invariant Metrics

      • Marcos M. Alexandrino, Renato G. Bettiol
      Pages 27-47
  3. Isometric Actions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49
    2. Proper and Isometric Actions

      • Marcos M. Alexandrino, Renato G. Bettiol
      Pages 51-84
    3. Adjoint and Conjugation Actions

      • Marcos M. Alexandrino, Renato G. Bettiol
      Pages 85-107
    4. Polar Foliations

      • Marcos M. Alexandrino, Renato G. Bettiol
      Pages 109-137
    5. Low Cohomogeneity Actions and Positive Curvature

      • Marcos M. Alexandrino, Renato G. Bettiol
      Pages 139-183
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 185-213

About this book

This book provides quick access to the theory of Lie groups and isometric actions on smooth manifolds, using a concise geometric approach. After a gentle introduction to the subject, some of its recent applications to active research areas are explored, keeping a constant connection with the basic material. The topics discussed include polar actions, singular Riemannian foliations, cohomogeneity one actions, and positively curved manifolds with many symmetries. This book stems from the experience gathered by the authors in several lectures along the years, and was designed to be as self-contained as possible. It is intended for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and young researchers in geometry, and can be used for a one-semester course or independent study.

Keywords

  • Cheeger deformation
  • Frobenius theorem
  • Lie algebras
  • Lie groups
  • Riemannian geometry
  • Weyl group
  • cohomogeneity one action
  • isometric actions
  • maximal tori
  • polar actions
  • positive curvature
  • proper actions

Reviews

“This book sets out from the geometric point of view the foundations of the theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras, as well as some of the topics relating to the theory of Lie groups of isometric transformations. … At the end of the book there is an application in which some elements of the theory of smooth manifolds are exposed. The book therefore can be seen as self-contained and thus usable as a textbook.” (Vladimir V. Gorbatsevich, Mathematical Reviews, March, 2016)

“The present book provides a nice overview of topics related to isometric actions, exploring relations to active research areas (primarily of the authors), such as isoparametric submanifolds, polar actions, polar foliations, cohomogeneity one actions, and positive curvature via symmetries. … The book is of great benefit for mature graduate students or researchers in the field.” (Andreas Arvanitoyeorgos, zbMATH 1322.22001, 2015)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Departamento de Matemática, Instituto de Matemática e Estatística, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

    Marcos M. Alexandrino

  • Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

    Renato G. Bettiol

About the authors

Marcos M. Alexandrino is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He did his PhD at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with studies at the University of Cologne, in Germany. His research is on the field of Differential Geometry, more specifically on singular Riemannian foliations and isometric actions.

Renato G. Bettiol is a Hans Rademacher Instructor of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He did his PhD at the University of Notre Dame, USA. His research is on the field of Differential Geometry, more specifically on Riemannian geometry and geometric analysis.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 79.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-16613-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)