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Riemannian Geometry and Geometric Analysis

Springer, 1995, 4th edition, 2005, 5th edition 2008, 6th edition 2011

Table of Contents (6th edition 2011)

1. Riemannian Manifolds

1.1 Manifolds and Differentiable Manifolds
1.2 Tangent Spaces
1.3 Submanifolds
1.4 Riemannian Metrics
1.5 Existence of Geodesics on Compact Manifolds
1.6 The Heat Flow and the Existence of Geodesics
1.7 Existence of Geodesics on CompleteManifolds
Exercises for Chapter 1

2. Lie Groups and Vector Bundles

2.1 Vector Bundles
2.2 Integral Curves of Vector Fields. Lie Algebras
2.3 Lie Groups
2.4 Spin Structures
Exercises for Chapter 2

3. The Laplace Operator and Harmonic Differential Forms

3.1 The Laplace Operator on Functions
3.2 The Spectrum on the Laplace Operator
3.3 The Laplace Operator on Forms
3.4 Representing Cohomology Classes by Harmonic Forms
3.5 Generalizations
3.6 The Heat Flow and Harmonic Forms
Exercises for Chapter 3

4. Connections and Curvature

4.1 Connections in Vector Bundles
4.2 Metric Connections. The Yang-Mills Functional
4.3 The Levi-Civita Connection
4.4 Connections for Spin Structures and the Dirac Operator
4.5 The Bochner Method
4.6 Eigenvalue Estimates by the Method of Li-Yau
4.7 The Geometry of Submanifolds
4.8 Minimal Submanifolds
Exercises for Chapter 4

5. Geodesics and Jacobi Fields

5.1 First and second Variation of Arc Length and Energy
5.2 Jacobi Fields
5.3 Conjugate Points and Distance Minimizing Geodesics
5.4 Riemannian Manifolds of Constant Curvature
5.5 The Rauch Comparison Theorems and Other Jacobi Field Estimates
5.6 Geometric Applications of Jacobi Field Estimates
5.7 Approximate Fundamental Solutions and Representation Formulas
5.8 The Geometry of Manifolds of Nonpositive Sectional Curvature
Exercises for Chapter 5

A Short Survey on Curvature and Topology

6. Symmetric Spaces and Kähler Manifolds

6.1 Complex Projective Space
6.2 Kähler Manifolds
6.3 The Geometry of Symmetric Spaces
6.4 Some Results about the Structure of Symmetric Spaces
6.5 The Space Sl(n, R)/SO(n, R)
6.6 Symmetric Spaces of Noncompact Type
Exercises for Chapter 6

7. Morse Theory and Floer Homology

7.1 Preliminaries: Aims of Morse Theory
7.2 The Palais-Smale Condition, Existence of Saddle Points
7.3 Local Analysis
7.4 Limits of Trajectories of the Gradient Flow
7.5 Floer Condition, Transversality and Z2-Cohomology
7.6 Orientations and Z-homology
7.7 Homotopies
7.8 Graph flows
7.9 Orientations
7.10 The Morse Inequalities
7.11 The Palais-Smale Condition and the Existence of Closed Geodesics
Exercises for Chapter 7

8. Harmonic Maps between Riemannian Manifolds

8.1 Definitions
8.2 Formulas for Harmonic Maps. The Bochner Technique
8.3 The Energy Integral and Weakly Harmonic Maps
8.4 Higher Regularity
8.5 Existence of Harmonic Maps for Nonpositive Curvature
8.6 Regularity of Harmonic Maps for Nonpositive Curvature
8.7 Harmonic Map Uniqueness and Applications
Exercises for Chapter 8

9. Harmonic Maps from Riemannian Surfaces

9.1 Two-dimensional Harmonic Mappings
9.2 The Existence of Harmonic Maps in Two Dimensions
9.3 Regularity Results
Exercises for Chapter 9

10. Variational Problems from Quantum Field Theory

10.1 The Ginzburg-Landau Functional
10.2 The Seiberg-Witten Functional
10.3 Dirac-harmonic Maps
Exercises for Chapter 10

A: Linear Elliptic Partial Differential Equation

A.1 Sobolev Spaces
A.2 Linear Elliptic Equations
A.3 Linear Parabolic Equations

B: Fundamental Groups and Covering Spaces

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