Cosmology in (2+1)-Dimensions, Cyclic Models, and Deformations of M2,1. (AM-121) (Annals of Mathematics Studies) - Victor Guillemin (1989)
ISBN 0691085145
Publisher Princeton University Press
Publication Date 3/1/1989
Format Paperback (230 x 150 mm)

The subject matter of this work is an area of Lorentzian geometry which has not been heretofore much investigated: Do there exist Lorentzian manifolds all of whose light-like geodesics are periodic? A surprising fact is that such manifolds exist in abundance in (2 + 1)-dimensions (though in higher dimensions they are quite rare). This book is concerned with the deformation theory of M2,1 (which furnishes almost all the known examples of these objects). It also has a section describing conformal invariants of these objects, the most interesting being the determinant of a two dimensional "Floquet operator," invented by Paneitz and Segal.

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LoC Classification QB981 .G875 1989
Cover Price $47.50
No. of Pages 240