Quadratic Forms and Their Applications
by Andrew Ranicki, et al.
Publisher: American Mathematical Society 2000
Number of pages: 314
This volume outlines the proceedings of the conference on "Quadratic Forms and Their Applications" held at University College Dublin. It includes survey articles and research papers ranging from applications in topology and geometry to the algebraic theory of quadratic forms and its history. Various aspects of the use of quadratic forms in algebra, analysis, topology, geometry, and number theory are addressed.
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by Derrick Norman Lehmer - Project Gutenberg
The book gives, in a simple way, the essentials of synthetic projective geometry. Enough examples have been provided to give the student a clear grasp of the theory. The student should have a thorough grounding in ordinary elementary geometry.
by Sigurdur Helgason - Birkhauser Boston
The Radon transform is an important topic in integral geometry which deals with the problem of expressing a function on a manifold in terms of its integrals over certain submanifolds. Solutions to such problems have a wide range of applications.
by John C. Polking - Rice University
We are interested here in the geometry of an ordinary sphere. In plane geometry we study points, lines, triangles, polygons, etc. On the sphere there are no straight lines. Therefore it is natural to use great circles as replacements for lines.
by Christopher Cooper - Macquarie University
The geometry part of the text includes an introductory course on projective geometry and some chapters on symmetry. The topology part consists of geometric and combinatorial topology and includes material on the classification of surfaces, and more.