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AuthorGray, Alfred. author
TitleTubes [electronic resource] / by Alfred Gray
ImprintBasel : Birkhรคuser Basel : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 2004
Edition Second Edition
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Descript XIII, 280 p. online resource


In July 1998, I received an e-mail from Alfred Gray, telling me: " . . . I am in Bilbao and working on the second edition of Tubes . . . Tentatively, the new features of the book are: 1. Footnotes containing biographical information and portraits 2. A new chapter on mean-value theorems 3. A new appendix on plotting tubes " That September he spent a week in Valencia, participating in a workshop on Differential Geometry and its Applications. Here he gave me a copy of the last version of Tubes. It could be considered a final version. There was only one point that we thought needed to be considered again, namely the possible completion of the material in Section 8. 8 on comparison theorems of surfaces with the now well-known results in arbitrary dimensions. But only one month later the sad and shocking news arrived from Bilbao: Alfred had passed away. I was subsequently charged with the task of preparing the final revision of the book for the publishers, although some special circumstances prevented me from finishing the task earlier. The book appears essentially as Alred Gray left it in September 1998. The only changes I carried out were the addition of Section 8. 9 (representing the discusยญ sion we had), the inclusion of some new results on harmonic spaces, the structure of Hopf hypersurfaces in complex projective spaces and the conjecture about the volume of geodesic balls


1 An Introduction to Weylโ{128}{153}s Tube Formula -- 3 The Riccati Equation for Second Fundamental Forms -- 4 The Proof of Weylโ{128}{153}s Tube Formula -- 5 The Generalized Gauss-Bonnet Theorem -- 6 Chern Forms and Chern Numbers -- 7 The Tube Formula in the Complex Case -- 8 Comparison Theorems for Tube Volumes -- 9 Power Series Expansions for Tube Volumes -- 10 Steinerโ{128}{153}s Formula -- 11 Mean-value Theorems -- Appendix A -- A.2 Moments -- A.3 Computation of the Volume of a Geodesic Ball -- Appendix B -- Notation Index -- Name Index

Mathematics Geometry Differential geometry Mathematics Geometry Differential Geometry


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