Flavors of Geometry is a volume of lectures on four geometrically-influenced fields of mathematics that have experienced great development in recent years. Growing out of a series of introductory lectures given at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in January 1995 and January 1996, the book presents chapters by masters in their respective fields on hyperbolic geometry, dynamics in several complex variables, convex geometry, and volume estimation. Each lecture begins with a discussion of elementary concepts, examines the highlights of the field, and concludes with a look at more advanced material. The style and presentation of the chapters are clear and accessible, and most of the lectures are richly illustrated. Bibiliographies and indexes are included to encourage further reading on the topics discussed.
• Clear and accessible exposition by experts in their fields • Each chapter leads the reader from introductory concepts through advanced and current research • Richly illustrated chapters with bibliographies and indexes
1. Hyperbolic geometry James W. Cannon; 2. Complex dynamics in several variables John Smillie; 3. Convex geometry I Keith Ball; 4. Convex geometry II Bela Bollobas.
' … a useful introductory textbook to convex geometry.' European Mathematical Society