Finsler geometry generalizes Riemannian geometry in the same sense that Banach spaces generalize Hilbert spaces. This book presents an expository account of seven important topics in Riemann-Finsler geometry, ones which have recently undergone significant development but have not had a detailed pedagogical treatment elsewhere. Each article will open the door to an active area of research, and is suitable for a special topics course in graduate-level differential geometry. The contributors consider issues related to volume, geodesics, curvature, complex differential geometry, and parametrized jet bundles, and include a variety of instructive examples.
Preface; Synopses; 1. Volumes on normed and Finsler spaces J. C. Álverez Paiva and A. C. Thompson; 2. Anisotropic and crystalline mean curvature flow Giovanni Bellettini; 3. Finsler geometry on complex vector bundles Tadashi Aikou; 4. Finsler geometry of holomorphic jet bundles Karen Chandler and Pit-Mann Wong; 5. Ricci and flag curvatures in Finsler geometry David Bao and Colleen Robles; 6. Nonreversible Finsler metrics of positive flag curvature Hans-Bert Rademacher; 7. Landsberg curvature, S-curvature and Riemann curvature Zhongmin Shen; Index.