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Geometric measure theory provides the framework to understand the structure of a crystal, a soap bubble cluster, or a universe. Measure Theory: A Beginner's Guide is essential to any student who wants to learn geometric measure theory, and will appeal to researchers and mathematicians working in the field. Morgan emphasizes geometry over proofs and technicalities providing a fast and efficient insight into many aspects of the subject. New to the 4th edition: * Abundant illustrations, examples, exercises, and solutions. * The latest results on soap bubble clusters, including a new chapter on "Double Bubbles in Spheres, Gauss Space, and Tori." * A new chapter on "Manifolds with Density and Perelman's Proof of the Poincar Conjecture." * Contributions by undergraduates.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780123744449
ISBN-10: 012374444X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Frank Morgan

Frank Morgan is the Dennis Meenan '54 Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College. He obtained his B.S. from MIT and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. His research interest lies in minimal surfaces, studying the behavior and structure of minimizers in various settings. He has also written Riemannian Geometry: A Beginner's Guide, Calculus Lite, and most recently The Math Chat Book, based on his television program and column on the Mathematical Association of America Web site.

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