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Title The geometry of infinite-dimensional groups / Boris Khesin, Robert Wendt.
Imprint Berlin ; London : Springer, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 304 pages) : illustrations
Series Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete = Series of modern surveys in mathematics, 0071-1136 ; 3. Folge, v. 51
Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete ; 3. Folge, Bd. 51.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-300) and index.
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Subject Infinite dimensional Lie algebras.
Lie groups.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- I Preliminaries -- II Infinite-dimensional Lie Groups: Their Geometry, Orbits and Dynamical Systems -- III Applications of Groups: Topological and Holomorphic Gauge Theories -- Appendices -- A1 Root Systems -- A2 Compact Lie Groups -- A3 Krichever-Novikov Algebras -- A4 Kähler Structures on the Virasoro and Loop Group Coadjoint Orbits -- A5 Metrics and Diameters of the Group of Hamiltonian Diffeomorphisms -- A6 Semi-Direct Extensions of the Diffeomorphism Group and Gas Dynamics -- A7 The Drinfeld-Sokolov Reduction -- A8 Surjectivity of the Exponential Map on Pseudo-Differential Symbols -- A9 Torus Actions on the Moduli Space of Flat Connections -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary This monograph gives an overview of various classes of infinite-dimensional Lie groups and their applications in Hamiltonian mechanics, fluid dynamics, integrable systems, gauge theory, and complex geometry. While infinite-dimensional groups often exhibit very peculiar features, this book describes unifying geometric ideas of the theory and gives numerous illustrations and examples, ranging from the classification of the Virasoro coadjoint orbits to knot theory, from optimal mass transport to moduli spaces of flat connections on surfaces. The text includes many exercises and open questions, and it is accessible to both students and researchers in Lie theory, geometry, and Hamiltonian systems.
Other Author Wendt, Robert.
Other Title Print version: Khesin, Boris A. Geometry of infinite-dimensional groups. Berlin ; London : Springer, 2009 9783540772620 3540772626