Preface.- 1. Riemannian Metrics.-2. Derivatives.- 3. Curvature.- 4. Examples.- 5. Geodesics and Distance.- 6. Sectional Curvature Comparison I.- 7. Ricci Curvature Comparison.- 8. Killing Fields.- 9. The Bochner Technique.- 10. Symmetric Spaces and Holonomy.- 11. Convergence.- 12. Sectional Curvature Comparison II.- Bibliography.- Index.
Peter Petersen is a Professor of Mathematics at UCLA. His current research is on various aspects of Riemannian geometry. Professor Petersen has authored two important textbooks for Springer: Riemannian Geometry in the GTM series and Linear Algebra in the UTM series.
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