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1. Introduction to Smooth Manifolds by John M. Lee | |
Paperback: 648
Pages
(2002-09-23)
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My key to Differential Geometry: A subjective review
Excellent Book!
The bestbook I have read on the subject
Beautiful! Welcome to graduate school.
The printing is not up to the standard of the writing |
2. Manifold: Space by Stephen Baxter | |
Mass Market Paperback: 512
Pages
(2002-01-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description The year is 2020 and the Japanese have colonized the moon. The 60-year-old Malenfant is called there by a young scientist named Nemoto who has discovered something in the asteroid belt that can only mean humans arenot alone in the universe. The aliens seem robotic in nature and appear tobe building something in Earth's backyard. The Gaijin, as theyare called by humans, don't respond to communication efforts so an unmannedship is launched to investigate. In the meantime, Malenfant decides answersare only possible by mounting an expedition to Alpha Centauri, which may bewhere the Gaijin come from. Baxter, who won the John W. Campbell Award and the Philip K. Dick Awardfor his novel The Time Ships, orchestrates a stunning array of scientific possibilities in Manifold: Space. Each chapter adds a new piece to his mosaic of humanity's future. The novel is admirable in its enormous scope, but it's hardto invest much emotion in the characters. Although they are well drawn,they vanish for long periods of time as Baxter leapfrogs through time and space.Manifold: Space, by its nature, lacks passion but excels in grand ideas. --Kathie Huddleston Customer Reviews (39)
Cruel, austere, but immensely enjoyable.
Brilliantly imaginative - a novel of epic proportions
Slow but good
Technically great, but ultimately cold and depressing
MANIFOLD ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz |
3. Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine! by Chris Maynard, Bill Scheller | |
Paperback: 160
Pages
(2008-11-18)
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Editorial Review Product Description Giving new meaning to the term "fast food" Rest-stop grade F meat patty? Nah. Nuggets of reconstituted poultry bits? Pass. Deep-fried fish discus? No, really, thanks all the same. It's time to bid farewell to the roadside meal as you know it. Nearly twenty years ago, Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller opened the world's eyes to the beautym of car-engine gastronomy in the original Manifold Destiny. And now that another generation of both drivers and eaters has emerged, the cult classic is due for an overhaul. In this shiny, spanking-new edition, learn how to make s'mores in your Scion, poach fish in your Pontiac, even bust out a gourmet snack from under the hood of your Escalade. With step-by-step diagrams, crowd-pleasing recipes, and thorough instructions, now you can turn your car into a kitchen without ever crossing any golden arches. Hilarious, bizarre, and ultimately (seriously!) useful, Manifold Destiny is and always will be an unparalleled original. So, slap a ham steak under the hood of your car, hit the gas, and drive until you reach delicious -- which is in approximately fifty miles, depending on traffic. Customer Reviews (20)
Nice, quick service
Manifold Cooking
Great Fun
Terrific Redneck Gift
Great book, a must-buy! |
4. Calculus On Manifolds: A Modern Approach To Classical Theorems Of Advanced Calculus by Michael Spivak | |
Paperback: 160
Pages
(1971-01-22)
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Editorial Review Product Description This little book is especially concerned with those portions of ”advanced calculus” in which the subtlety of the concepts and methods makes rigor difficult to attain at an elementary level. The approach taken here uses elementary versions of modern methods found in sophisticated mathematics. The formal prerequisites include only a term of linear algebra, a nodding acquaintance with the notation of set theory, and a respectable first-year calculus course (one which at least mentions the least upper bound (sup) and greatest lower bound (inf) of a set of real numbers). Beyond this a certain (perhaps latent) rapport with abstract mathematics will be found almost essential. Customer Reviews (31)
newspaper quality
Great book.If you're prepared that is.
More Advanced Than It Claims
disappointing
Tip of the iceberg... |
5. Introduction to Topological Manifolds (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) (Volume 0) by John M. Lee | |
Paperback: 400
Pages
(2000-05-25)
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Editorial Review Product Description A course on manifolds differs from most other introductorymathematics graduate courses in that the subject matter is often completely unfamiliar. Unlike algebra and analysis, which all math majors see as undergraduates, manifolds enter the curriculum much later. It is even possible to get through an entire undergraduate mathematics education without ever hearing the word"manifold." Yet manifolds are part of the basic vocabulary of modern mathematics, and students need to know them as intimately as they know the integers, the real numbers, Euclidean spaces, groups, rings, and fields. In his beautifully-conceived Introduction, the author motivates the technical developments to follow by explaining some of the roles manifolds play in diverse branches of mathematics and physics. Then he goes on to introduce the basics of general topology and continues with the fundamental group, covering spaces, and elementary homology theory. Manifolds are introduced early and used as the main examples throughout. John M. Lee is currently Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle. In addition to pursuing research in differential geometry and partial differential equations, he has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on manifoldsat U.W. and Harvard University for more than fifteen years. Customer Reviews (9)
You'll learn manifolds
The printing is not up to the standard of the writing
At the other end of the spectrum
Excellent book
A welcome text to my collection |
6. Differential Geometry of Manifolds by Stephen Lovett | |
Hardcover: 450
Pages
(2010-06-29)
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Nice! Very clear, concise, rigorous reader-friendly introduction to differential manifolds |
7. Manifold: Origin by Stephen Baxter | |
Mass Market Paperback: 544
Pages
(2003-01-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description Because the Manifold novels take place in alternate universes, Origin works well as a stand-alone read.Baxter effectively explores how modern humans and their ancestors might be thoroughly alien to one another, but the book is more focused on thoughtful scientific speculation than in-depth characterization. However, readers who are swept away by novels of cosmic scope and compelling imagination will find Big Idea science fiction at its best. --Roz Genessee Customer Reviews (30)
Caveman health problems
Full of grand themes, but a disappointing end to the series
Disgusting
Typical Stephen Baxter
Of the origins |
8. Tensor Analysis on Manifolds by Richard L. Bishop, Samuel I. Goldberg | |
Paperback: 288
Pages
(1980-12-01)
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Can't get over how good this book is.
Great Primer on Differential Geometry
A solid text on manifolds
Tough for self-study
Fantastic |
9. Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth (Living Theology) by John Franke | |
Paperback: 176
Pages
(2009-10-01)
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Engaging, But Unfulfilling
The truth about truth |
10. Riemannian Manifolds: An Introduction to Curvature (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) (Volume 0) by John M. Lee | |
Paperback: 252
Pages
(1997-09-05)
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geometric understanding of QM
Do Carmo's is better
The printing is not up to the standard of the writing
Excelent Book!
As always |
11. An Introduction to Manifolds (Universitext) (Volume 0) by Loring W. Tu | |
Paperback: 368
Pages
(2007-10-29)
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Editorial Review Product Description Manifolds, the higher-dimensional analogs of smooth curves and surfaces, are fundamental objects in modern mathematics. Combining aspects of algebra, topology, and analysis, manifolds have also been applied to classical mechanics, general relativity, and quantum field theory. In this streamlined introduction to the subject, the theory of manifolds is presented with the aim of helping the reader achieve a rapid mastery of the essential topics. By the end of the book the reader should be able to compute, at least for simple spaces, one of the most basic topological invariants of a manifold, its de Rham cohomology. Along the way the reader acquires the knowledge and skills necessary for further study of geometry and topology. The requisite point-set topology is included in an appendix of twenty pages; other appendices review facts from real analysis and linear algebra. Hints and solutions are provided to many of the exercises and problems. This work may be used as the text for a one-semester graduate or advanced undergraduate course, as well as by students engaged in self-study. Requiring only minimal undergraduate prerequisites, Introduction to Manifolds is also an excellent foundation for Springer GTM 82, Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology. Customer Reviews (5)
A graduate physics student
Un-illuminating exercises, full of errata
Clear and Solid Exposition
An introduction it Manifolds
fills a gaping hole |
12. Manifold: Time by Stephen Baxter | |
Mass Market Paperback: 480
Pages
(2000-11-28)
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Editorial Review Product Description Manifold: Time's would-be asteroid-miner-in-chief is bootstrap space entrepreneur Reid Malenfant, a media-savvy firebrand who's showed those crotchety NASA folks what's what with his ready-to-fly Big Dumb Booster, piloted by a genetically enhanced super-squid. But Malenfant's near-term plans to exploit the asteroids get diverted when he crosses paths with creepy mathematician and eschatologist Cornelius Taine. Applying Bayes's theorem and a series of other statistical do-si-dos, Taine convinces Malenfant that an inescapable extinction event--the "Carter catastrophe"--is nigh, and that even working to colonize the galaxy might not be enough to save humanity. The answer: build a Feynman "radio" to listen to the future and, by detecting coded quantum waves traveling back through time, divine the fate of human "downstreamers" and find the key to their survival. Space flight, time travel, and even squid negotiations ensue, while Earth is gripped in Last Days madness. Once again, the award-spangled Baxter gives us sci-fi at its beard-stroking best, with an imaginative, audacious plot line that's firmly grounded in good science, reminiscent of Baxter's own excellent Vacuum Diagrams. --Paul Hughes Customer Reviews (113)
Profound Ideas
wasted potential
A Physics Fairy Tale - Undisciplined Writing - Cheesy
I Got Bogged Down...
confuses scale with depth |
13. Diesel Dining: The Art of Manifold Cooking by Cecil Jorgensen, Kathleen Szalay | |
Paperback: 128
Pages
(2010-02-12)
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so creative!
LOVE it!! |
14. Modern Multivariate Statistical Techniques: Regression, Classification, and Manifold Learning (Springer Texts in Statistics) by Alan J. Izenman | |
Hardcover: 734
Pages
(2008-08-28)
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Editorial Review Product Description This is the first book on multivariate analysis to look at large data sets which describes the state of the art in analyzing such data. Material such as database management systems is included that has never appeared in statistics books before. Customer Reviews (6)
a truly modern treatment of multivariate analysis
Know what you're getting
Nice material or PhD students
Good book - For Statistics majors
nice reference |
15. Differential Analysis on Complex Manifolds (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) by Raymond O. Wells | |
Paperback: 304
Pages
(2010-11-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description A brand new appendix by Oscar Garcia-Prada graces this third edition of a classic work. In developing the tools necessary for the study of complex manifolds, this comprehensive, well-organized treatment presents in its opening chapters a detailed survey of recent progress in four areas: geometry (manifolds with vector bundles), algebraic topology, differential geometry, and partial differential equations. Wells’s superb analysis also gives details of the Hodge-Riemann bilinear relations on Kahler manifolds, Griffiths's period mapping, quadratic transformations, and Kodaira's vanishing and embedding theorems. Oscar Garcia-Prada’s appendix gives an overview of the developments in the field during the decades since the book appeared. |
16. Analysis On Manifolds (Advanced Books Classics) by James R. Munkres | |
Paperback: 380
Pages
(1997-07-07)
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Customer Reviews (8)
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Excellent textbook on a difficult subject
Satisfied customer
Excellent.
Fun This was a great read by the way. I suspect that everyone who picked up this book at some point was looking fora way to circumvent Spivak's terse exposition. I don't blame them. ..andthenBrowder came out with his analysis text. So with advanced calculus in view, these (more or less)recent publications make the subject even more accessible to undergraduates. ..and nowSpivak doesn't look so hard, all of a sudden. Munkres presentation is certainly original.Motivating examples are bountiful, and the figures are excellent. The perfect prequel to Boothby. Enjoy. ... Read more |
17. Statistics on Special Manifolds by Yasuko Chikuse | |
Paperback: 418
Pages
(2003-02-06)
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Editorial Review Product Description The author rather concentrates on the topics to which a considerable amount of personal effort has been devoted. Starting with fundamental material of the special manifolds and some knowledge in multivariate analysis, the book discusses population distributions (especially the matrix Langevin distributions that are used for the most of the statistical analyses in this book), decompositions of the special manifolds, sampling distributions, and statistical inference on the parameters (estimation and tests for hypotheses). Asymptotic theory in sampling distributions and statistical inference is developed for large sample size, for large concentration and for high dimension. Further investigated are Procrustes methods applied on the special manifolds, density estimation, and measurement of orthogonal association. This book is designed as a reference book for both theoretical and applied statisticians. The book will also be used as a textbook for a graduate course in multivariate analysis. It may be assumed that the reader is familiar with the usual theory of univariate statistics and a thorough background in mathematics, in particular, knowledge of multivariate calculation techniques. To make the book self-contained, a brief review of some of those aspects and related topics is given. Yasuko Chicuse is Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Kagawa University, Japan. She earned a Ph.D. in Statistics from Yale University and Sc.D. in Mathematics from Kyushu University, Japan. She is a member of the International Statistical Institute, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Statistical Association, the Japan Statistical Society, and the Mathematical Society of Japan. She has held visiting research and/or teaching appointments at the CSIRO, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of California at Santa Barbara, York University, McGill University, and the University of St Andrews. |
18. Analysis and Algebra on Differentiable Manifolds: A Workbook for Students and Teachers by P.M. Gadea, J. Munoz Masqué | |
Paperback: 438
Pages
(2009-12-09)
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Editorial Review Product Description The book includes 50 figures and will be useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, theoretical physics, and some branches of engineering. Customer Reviews (1)
This book rocks like Newton and Gauss.... |
19. The Geometry of Four-Manifolds (Oxford Mathematical Monographs) by S. K. Donaldson, P. B. Kronheimer | |
Paperback: 456
Pages
(1997-12-04)
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An excellent summary of Donaldson theory |
20. Nonlinear Analysis on Manifolds: Sobolev Spaces and Inequalities (Courant Lecture Notes) by Emmanuel Hebey | |
Paperback: 290
Pages
(2000-12-01)
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