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Geometry of Jet Bundles

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ISBN-10: 0521369487

ISBN-13: 9780521369480

Edition: N/A

Authors: D. J. Saunders, J. W. S. Cassels, N. J. Hitchin

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The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to the theory of jet bundles for mathematicians and physicists who wish to study differentias equations, particularly those associated with the calculus of variations, in a modern geometric way. One of the themes of the book is that first-order jets may be considered as the natural generalisation of vector fields for studying variational problems in field theory, and so many of the constructions are introduced in the context of first- or second-order jets, before being described in their full generality. The book includes a proof of the local exactness of the variational bicomplex. A knowledge of differential geometry is assumed by the…    
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List price: $104.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/9/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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