Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Geometry of Jet Bundles by D.J. Saunders

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 author, although introductory chapters include the necessary background of fibred manifolds, and on vector and affine bundles. Coordinate-free techniques are used throughout, although coordinate representations are often used in proofs and when considering applications.

Buy The Geometry of Jet Bundles by D.J. Saunders from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521369480
ISBN-10: 0521369487
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Mar-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Geometry of Jet Bundles by D.J. Saunders

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Geometry of Jet Bundles book by D.J. Saunders and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review