Exterior Differential Systems

This book gives a treatment of exterior differential systems including both the general theory and various applications. Topics include: a review of exterior algebra, simple exterior differential systems, the generation of integral manifolds through the solution of a succession of initial- value pro...

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Main Authors: Bryant, Robert L., Chern, S. S. (Author), Gardner, Robert B. (Author), Goldschmidt, Hubert L. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 1991, 1991
Series:Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications
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Summary:This book gives a treatment of exterior differential systems including both the general theory and various applications. Topics include: a review of exterior algebra, simple exterior differential systems, the generation of integral manifolds through the solution of a succession of initial- value problems, involution, linear differential systems, tableau and torsion, the characteristic variety of a differential system, prolongation, the Algebra of a linear Pfaffian system, and an introduction to Spencer Theory. Much emphasis is placed on the general theory while many examples are given
Physical Description:VII, 475p online resource
ISBN:9781461397144