Elliptic Theory and Noncommutative Geometry

Nonlocal Elliptic Operators

  • Vladimir E. Nazaikinskii
  • Anton Yu. Savin
  • Boris Yu. Sternin

Part of the Operator Theory: Advances and Applications book series (OT, volume 183)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-2
  3. Analysis of Nonlocal Elliptic Operators

  4. Homotopy Invariants of Nonlocal Elliptic Operators

  5. Examples

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-224

About this book


This comprehensive yet concise book deals with nonlocal elliptic differential operators, whose coefficients involve shifts generated by diffeomorophisms of the manifold on which the operators are defined. The main goal of the study is to relate analytical invariants (in particular, the index) of such elliptic operators to topological invariants of the manifold itself. This problem can be solved by modern methods of noncommutative geometry.

This is the first and so far the only book featuring a consistent application of methods of noncommutative geometry to the index problem in the theory of nonlocal elliptic operators. Although the book provides important results, which are in a sense definitive, on the above-mentioned topic, it contains all the necessary preliminary material, such as C*-algebras and their K-theory or cyclic homology. Thus the material is accessible for undergraduate students of mathematics (third year and beyond). It is also undoubtedly of interest for post-graduate students and scientists specializing in geometry, the theory of differential equations, functional analysis, etc.

The book can serve as a good introduction to noncommutative geometry, which is one of the most powerful modern tools for studying a wide range of problems in mathematics and theoretical physics.


C* algebra C*-algebra Invariant K-theory cohomology diffeomorphism differential operator elliptic operator group homotopy invariants index formula nonlocal function operator operator algebra topological invariant

Authors and affiliations

  • Vladimir E. Nazaikinskii
    • 1
  • Anton Yu. Savin
    • 2
  • Boris Yu. Sternin
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Problems in MechanicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Independent University of MoscowMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-8775-4
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag AG 2008
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-8774-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-8775-4
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