Encyclopaedia of Mathematics

The transvections of a vector space V generate the special linear, or unimodular, group SL(V). ... References [1] ATIYAH, M.F.; Elliptic operators and compact groups, Lecture notes in math., 401, Springer, 1974.

Encyclopaedia of Mathematics

This ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MATHEMATICS aims to be a reference work for all parts of mathe matics. It is a translation with updates and editorial comments of the Soviet Mathematical Encyclopaedia published by 'Soviet Encyclopaedia Publishing House' in five volumes in 1977-1985. The annotated translation consists of ten volumes including a special index volume. There are three kinds of articles in this ENCYCLOPAEDIA. First of all there are survey-type articles dealing with the various main directions in mathematics (where a rather fme subdivi sion has been used). The main requirement for these articles has been that they should give a reasonably complete up-to-date account of the current state of affairs in these areas and that they should be maximally accessible. On the whole, these articles should be understandable to mathematics students in their first specialization years, to graduates from other mathematical areas and, depending on the specific subject, to specialists in other domains of science, en gineers and teachers of mathematics. These articles treat their material at a fairly general level and aim to give an idea of the kind of problems, techniques and concepts involved in the area in question. They also contain background and motivation rather than precise statements of precise theorems with detailed definitions and technical details on how to carry out proofs and constructions. The second kind of article, of medium length, contains more detailed concrete problems, results and techniques.

Geometric Algebraic and Topological Methods for Quantum Field Theory

M. F. Atiyah, Bott periodicity and the index of elliptic operators, Quart. J. Math. Oxford Ser. (2) 19 (1968), 113–140. 3. M. F. Atiyah, Elliptic operators and compact groups, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1974, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, ...

Geometric  Algebraic and Topological Methods for Quantum Field Theory

Based on lectures held at the 7th Villa de Leyva summer school, this book presents an introduction to topics of current interest in the interface of geometry, topology and physics. It is aimed at graduate students in physics or mathematics with interests in geometric, algebraic as well as topological methods and their applications to quantum field theory. This volume contains the written notes corresponding to lectures given by experts in the field. They cover current topics of research in a way that is suitable for graduate students of mathematics or physics interested in the recent developments and interactions between geometry, topology and physics. The book also contains contributions by younger participants, displaying the ample range of topics treated in the school. A key feature of the present volume is the provision of a pedagogical presentation of rather advanced topics, in a way which is suitable for both mathematicians and physicists.

Geometric Algebraic and Topological Methods for Quantum Field Theory

M. F. Atiyah, Bott periodicity and the index of elliptic operators, Quart. J. Math. Oxford Ser. (2) 19 (1968), 113–140. 3. M. F. Atiyah, Elliptic operators and compact groups, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1974, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, ...

Geometric  Algebraic and Topological Methods for Quantum Field Theory

Based on lectures held at the 7th Villa de Leyva summer school, this book presents an introduction to topics of current interest in the interface of geometry, topology and physics. It is aimed at graduate students in physics or mathematics with interests in geometric, algebraic as well as topological methods and their applications to quantum field theory. This volume contains the written notes corresponding to lectures given by experts in the field. They cover current topics of research in a way that is suitable for graduate students of mathematics or physics interested in the recent developments and interactions between geometry, topology and physics. The book also contains contributions by younger participants, displaying the ample range of topics treated in the school. A key feature of the present volume is the provision of a pedagogical presentation of rather advanced topics, in a way which is suitable for both mathematicians and physicists. Contents:Lectures:Spectral Geometry (B Iochum)Index Theory for Non-compact G-manifolds (M Braverman and L Cano)Generalized Euler Characteristics, Graph Hypersurfaces, and Feynman Periods (P Aluffi)Gravitation Theory and Chern-Simons Forms (J Zanelli)Noncommutative Geometry Models for Particle Physics (M Marcolli)Noncommutative Spacetimes and Quantum Physics (A P Balachandran)Integrability and the AdS/CFT Correspondence (M Staudacher)Compactifications of String Theory and Generalized Geometry (M Graña and H Triendl)Short Communications:Groupoids and Poisson Sigma Models with Boundary (A Cattaneo and I Contreras)A Survey on Orbifold String Topology (A Angel)Grothendieck Ring Class of Banana and Flower Graphs (P Morales-Almazán)On the Geometry Underlying a Real Lie Algebra Representation (R Vargas Le-Bert) Readership: Researchers in geometry and topology, mathematical physics. Keywords:Geometry;Topology;Geometric Methods;Quantum Field Theory;Renormalization;Index Theory;Noncommutative Geometry;Quantization;String Theory;Key Features:Unique style aimed at a mixed readership of mathematicians and physicistsIdeal for self-study or use in advanced courses or seminars

Pseudo Differential Operators Generalized Functions and Asymptotics

Elliptic pseudodifferential operators with a finite group of shifts, Math. USSR-Izv., 7 (1973), 661–674. ... Elliptic Operators and Compact Groups, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 401, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1974. [9] M.F. Atiyah.

Pseudo Differential Operators  Generalized Functions and Asymptotics

This volume consists of twenty peer-reviewed papers from the special session on pseudodifferential operators and the special session on generalized functions and asymptotics at the Eighth Congress of ISAAC held at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow on August 22‒27, 2011. The category of papers on pseudo-differential operators contains such topics as elliptic operators assigned to diffeomorphisms of smooth manifolds, analysis on singular manifolds with edges, heat kernels and Green functions of sub-Laplacians on the Heisenberg group and Lie groups with more complexities than but closely related to the Heisenberg group, Lp-boundedness of pseudo-differential operators on the torus, and pseudo-differential operators related to time-frequency analysis. The second group of papers contains various classes of distributions and algebras of generalized functions with applications in linear and nonlinear differential equations, initial value problems and boundary value problems, stochastic and Malliavin-type differential equations. This second group of papers are related to the third collection of papers via the setting of Colombeau-type spaces and algebras in which microlocal analysis is developed by means of techniques in asymptotics. The volume contains the synergies of the three areas treated and is a useful complement to volumes 155, 164, 172, 189, 205 and 213 published in the same series in, respectively, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Topology and Analysis

Elliptic operators and compact groups, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 401, Springer, Berlin (West) - Heidelberg-New York, 1974. Eigenvalues and Riemannian geometry. In: Proc. Internat. Conf. on Manifolds and Related Topics in Topology ...

Topology and Analysis

The Motivation. With intensified use of mathematical ideas, the methods and techniques of the various sciences and those for the solution of practical problems demand of the mathematician not only greater readi ness for extra-mathematical applications but also more comprehensive orientations within mathematics. In applications, it is frequently less important to draw the most far-reaching conclusions from a single mathe matical idea than to cover a subject or problem area tentatively by a proper "variety" of mathematical theories. To do this the mathematician must be familiar with the shared as weIl as specific features of differ ent mathematical approaches, and must have experience with their inter connections. The Atiyah-Singer Index Formula, "one of the deepest and hardest results in mathematics", "probably has wider ramifications in topology and analysis than any other single result" (F. Hirzebruch) and offers perhaps a particularly fitting example for such an introduction to "Mathematics": In spi te of i ts difficulty and immensely rich interrela tions, the realm of the Index Formula can be delimited, and thus its ideas and methods can be made accessible to students in their middle * semesters. In fact, the Atiyah-Singer Index Formula has become progressively "easier" and "more transparent" over the years. The discovery of deeper and more comprehensive applications (see Chapter 111. 4) brought with it, not only a vigorous exploration of its methods particularly in the many facetted and always new presentations of the material by M. F.

Group Actions on Manifolds

M. F. Atiyah, Elliptic Operators and Compact Groups, Lecture Notes in Mathematics Wol. 401. Springer, New York, 1974. M.F. Atiyah and R. Bott, A Lefschetz fixed point formula for elliptic complexes: II. Applications, Ann. of Math.

Group Actions on Manifolds

Not merely an account of new results, this book is also a guide to motivation behind present work and potential future developments. Readers can obtain an overall understanding of the sorts of problems one studies in group actions and the methods used to study such problems. The book will be accessible to advanced graduate students who have had the equivalent of three semesters of graduate courses in topology; some previous acquaintance with the fundamentals of transformation groups is also highly desirable. The articles in this book are mainly based upon lectures at the 1983 AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference, Group Actions on Manifolds, held at the University of Colorado. A major objective was to provide an overall account of current knowledge in transformation groups; a number of survey articles describe the present state of the subject from several complementary perspectives. The book also contains some research articles, generally dealing with results presented at the conference. Finally, there is a discussion of current problems on group actions and an acknowledgment of the work and influence of D. Montgomery on the subject.

Moment Maps Cobordisms and Hamiltonian Group Actions

M. F. Atiyah, Elliptic operators and compact groups, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 400, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 1974. M. F. Atiyah, Elliptic operators, discrete groups and von Neuman algebras, Astérisque 32–33 (1976), 43–72.

Moment Maps  Cobordisms  and Hamiltonian Group Actions

During the last 20 years, ``localization'' has been one of the dominant themes in the area of equivariant differential geometry. Typical results are the Duistermaat-Heckman theory, the Berline-Vergne-Atiyah-Bott localization theorem in equivariant de Rham theory, and the ``quantization commutes with reduction'' theorem and its various corollaries. To formulate the idea that these theorems are all consequences of a single result involving equivariant cobordisms, the authors have developed a cobordism theory that allows the objects to be non-compact manifolds. A key ingredient in this non-compact cobordism is an equivariant-geometrical object which they call an ``abstract moment map''. This is a natural and important generalization of the notion of a moment map occurring in the theory of Hamiltonian dynamics. The book contains a number of appendices that include introductions to proper group-actions on manifolds, equivariant cohomology, Spin${^\mathrm{c}}$-structures, and stable complex structures. It is geared toward graduate students and research mathematicians interested in differential geometry. It is also suitable for topologists, Lie theorists, combinatorists, and theoretical physicists. Prerequisite is some expertise in calculus on manifolds and basic graduate-level differential geometry.

Invariance Theory

Elliptic operators and singularities of vector fields, Actes Congrès Int. Math. Nice 1970, Tome 2, 207 - 209 IS.Riemann surfaces and spin structures, Ann. Sei. Ecole Norm. Sup. 4 (1971) 47 - 62 14. Elliptic operators and compact groups, ...

Invariance Theory

This book treats the Atiyah-Singer index theorem using the heat equation, which gives a local formula for the index of any elliptic complex. Heat equation methods are also used to discuss Lefschetz fixed point formulas, the Gauss-Bonnet theorem for a manifold with smooth boundary, and the geometrical theorem for a manifold with smooth boundary. The author uses invariance theory to identify the integrand of the index theorem for classical elliptic complexes with the invariants of the heat equation.

Foliations 2005

M.F. Atiyah, Elliptic operators and compact groups, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 401, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1974. M.F. Atiyah, V.K. Patodi and I.M. Singer, Spectral asymmetry and Riemannian geometry I, Math. Proc. Camb. Phil.

Foliations 2005

This volume takes a look at the current state of the theory of foliations, with surveys and research articles concerning different aspects. The focused aspects cover geometry of foliated Riemannian manifolds, Riemannian foliations and dynamical properties of foliations and some aspects of classical dynamics related to the field. Among the articles readers may find a study of foliations which admit a transverse contractive flow, an extensive survey on non-commutative geometry of Riemannian foliations, an article on contact structures converging to foliations, as well as a few articles on conformal geometry of foliations. This volume also contains a list of open problems in foliation theory which were collected from the participants of the Foliations 2005 conference.

Foliations 2005

M.F. Atiyah, Elliptic operators and compact groups, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 401, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1974. M.F. Atiyah, V.K. Patodi and I.M. Singer, Spectral asymmetry and Riemannian geometry I, Math. Proc. Camb. Phil.

Foliations 2005


Selfadjoint and Nonselfadjoint Operator Algebras and Operator Theory

If the isotropy groups are finite, then the distributional inder of a G invariant transversely elliptic operator D must have the following form: (inder ... M. F. Atiyah, Elliptic operators and compact groups, Lecture Notes in Math, vol.

Selfadjoint and Nonselfadjoint Operator Algebras and Operator Theory

This book contains papers presented at the NSF/CBMS Regional Conference on Coordinates in Operator Algebras, held at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in May 1990. During the conference, in addition to a series of ten lectures by Paul S. Muhly (which will be published in a CBMS Regional Conference Series volume), twenty-eight lectures were delivered by conference participants on a broad range of topics of current interest in operator algebras and operator theory. This volume contains slightly expanded versions of most of those lectures. Participants were encouraged to bring open problems to the conference, and, as a result, over one hundred problems and questions are scattered throughout this volume. Readers will appreciate this book for the overview it provides of current topics and methods of operator algebras and operator theory.

Noncommutative Geometry

The harmonic analysis of automorphism groups. Operato algebras and applications, Part 1, pp. 199-269, Proc. Sympos. Pure Math. 38, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, R.I., 1982, MR 84m:46085. |Atl] M.F. Atiyah. Elliptic operators and compact ...

Noncommutative Geometry

This English version of the path-breaking French book on this subject gives the definitive treatment of the revolutionary approach to measure theory, geometry, and mathematical physics developed by Alain Connes. Profusely illustrated and invitingly written, this book is ideal for anyone who wants to know what noncommutative geometry is, what it can do, or how it can be used in various areas of mathematics, quantization, and elementary particles and fields. Key Features * First full treatment of the subject and its applications * Written by the pioneer of this field * Broad applications in mathematics * Of interest across most fields * Ideal as an introduction and survey * Examples treated include: @subbul* the space of Penrose tilings * the space of leaves of a foliation * the space of irreducible unitary representations of a discrete group * the phase space in quantum mechanics * the Brillouin zone in the quantum Hall effect * A model of space time

Partial Differential Equations VIII

Overdetermined Systems Dissipative Singular Schrödinger Operator Index Theory M.A. Shubin. The form (m = 1)a defines the first Chern ... Zbl. 159,533 Atiyah, M.F. (1974): Elliptic Operators and Compact Groups. Lect. Notes Math. 401.

Partial Differential Equations VIII

This volume of the EMS contains three articles, on linear overdetermined systems of partial differential equations, dissipative Schroedinger operators, and index theorems. Each article presents a comprehensive survey of its subject, discussing fundamental results such as the construction of compatibility operators and complexes for elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic coercive problems, the method of functional models and the Atiyah-Singer index theorem and its generalisations. Both classical and recent results are explained in detail and illustrated by means of examples.

C algebras and Elliptic Theory II

Elliptic operators and compact groups. In Lecture Notes in Mathematics. Vol. 401, pages 1–93. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1974. [6] M.F. Atiyah. Elliptic operators, discrete groups and von Neumann algebras.

C  algebras and Elliptic Theory II

This book consists of a collection of original, refereed research and expository articles on elliptic aspects of geometric analysis on manifolds, including singular, foliated and non-commutative spaces. The topics covered include the index of operators, torsion invariants, K-theory of operator algebras and L2-invariants. There are contributions from leading specialists, and the book maintains a reasonable balance between research, expository and mixed papers.

Witten Non Abelian Localization for Equivariant K theory and the Q R 0 Theorem

M. F. Atiyah, Elliptic operators and compact groups, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 401, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-New York, 1974. MR0482866 M. F. Atiyah, Convexity and commuting Hamiltonians, Bull. London Math. Soc. 14 (1982), no.

Witten Non Abelian Localization for Equivariant K theory  and the  Q R  0 Theorem

The purpose of the present memoir is two-fold. First, the authors obtain a non-abelian localization theorem when M is any even dimensional compact manifold : following an idea of E. Witten, the authors deform an elliptic symbol associated to a Clifford bundle on M with a vector field associated to a moment map. Second, the authors use this general approach to reprove the [Q,R]=0 [Q,R]=0 theorem of Meinrenken-Sjamaar in the Hamiltonian case and obtain mild generalizations to almost complex manifolds. This non-abelian localization theorem can be used to obtain a geometric description of the multiplicities of the index of general spin c spinc Dirac operators.

Spin Geometry PMS 38 Volume 38

Adams, J. F. [1] Lectures on Lie Groups, Benjamin Press, N.Y., 1969. [2] Vector fields on spheres, ... [3] On the groups J(X): IV, Topology 5 (1966), 21-71. ... [10] Elliptic Operators and Compact Groups, Lect. Notes in Math.

Spin Geometry  PMS 38   Volume 38

This book offers a systematic and comprehensive presentation of the concepts of a spin manifold, spinor fields, Dirac operators, and A-genera, which, over the last two decades, have come to play a significant role in many areas of modern mathematics. Since the deeper applications of these ideas require various general forms of the Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem, the theorems and their proofs, together with all prerequisite material, are examined here in detail. The exposition is richly embroidered with examples and applications to a wide spectrum of problems in differential geometry, topology, and mathematical physics. The authors consistently use Clifford algebras and their representations in this exposition. Clifford multiplication and Dirac operator identities are even used in place of the standard tensor calculus. This unique approach unifies all the standard elliptic operators in geometry and brings fresh insights into curvature calculations. The fundamental relationships of Clifford modules to such topics as the theory of Lie groups, K-theory, KR-theory, and Bott Periodicity also receive careful consideration. A special feature of this book is the development of the theory of Cl-linear elliptic operators and the associated index theorem, which connects certain subtle spin-corbordism invariants to classical questions in geometry and has led to some of the most profound relations known between the curvature and topology of manifolds.