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Jordan Structures in Geometry and Analysis

Jordan Structures in Geometry and Analysis

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Part of Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics

  • Author: Cho-Ho Chu, Queen Mary University of London
  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107016170

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  • Jordan theory has developed rapidly in the last three decades, but very few books describe its diverse applications. Here, the author discusses some recent advances of Jordan theory in differential geometry, complex and functional analysis, with the aid of numerous examples and concise historical notes. These include: the connection between Jordan and Lie theory via the Tits–Kantor–Koecher construction of Lie algebras; a Jordan algebraic approach to infinite dimensional symmetric manifolds including Riemannian symmetric spaces; the one-to-one correspondence between bounded symmetric domains and JB*-triples; and applications of Jordan methods in complex function theory. The basic structures and some functional analytic properties of JB*-triples are also discussed. The book is a convenient reference for experts in complex geometry or functional analysis, as well as an introduction to these areas for beginning researchers. The recent applications of Jordan theory discussed in the book should also appeal to algebraists.

    • Demonstrates the close connections between Jordan algebras, geometry and analysis
    • Self-contained presentation makes this a useful reference for experts
    • Among the first books to explore the diverse applications of Jordan theory
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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107016170
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Jordan and Lie theory
    2. Jordan structures in geometry
    3. Jordan structures in analysis
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Cho-Ho Chu, Queen Mary University of London
    Cho-Ho Chu is Professor of Mathematics at Queen Mary, University of London.

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