By Sigurdur Helgason

This publication supplies the 1st systematic exposition of geometric research on Riemannian symmetric areas and its dating to the illustration idea of Lie teams. The booklet starts off with smooth crucial geometry for double fibrations and treats a number of examples intimately. After discussing the idea of Radon transforms and Fourier transforms on symmetric areas, inversion formulation, and diversity theorems, Helgason examines purposes to invariant differential equations on symmetric areas, lifestyles theorems, and specific answer formulation, fairly capability concept and wave equations. The canonical multitemporal wave equation on a symmetric house is incorporated. The ebook concludes with a bankruptcy on eigenspace representations--that is, representations on resolution areas of invariant differential equations. identified for his top of the range expositions, Helgason acquired the 1988 Steele Prize for his previous books Differential Geometry, Lie teams and Symmetric areas and teams and Geometric research. Containing routines (with ideas) and references to extra effects, this revised variation will be compatible for complicated graduate classes in glossy vital geometry, research on Lie teams, and illustration thought of Lie teams.

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