Phase transformations in solids typically lead to surprising mechanical behaviour with far reaching technological applications. The mathematical modeling of these transformations in the late 80s initiated a new field of research in applied mathematics, often referred to as mathematical materials science, with deep connections to the calculus of variations and the theory of partial differential equations. This volume gives a brief introduction to the essential physical background, in particular for shape memory alloys and a special class of polymers (nematic elastomers). Then the underlying...

Phase transformations in solids typically lead to surprising mechanical behaviour with far reaching technological applications. The mathematical mo...

Symmetries and invariance principles play an important role in various branches of mathematics. This book deals with measures having weak symmetry properties. Even mild conditions ensure that all invariant Borel measures on a second countable locally compact space can be expressed as images of specific product measures under a fixed mapping. The results derived in this book are interesting for their own and, moreover, a number of carefully investigated examples underline and illustrate their usefulness and applicability for integration problems, stochastic simulations and statistical...

Symmetries and invariance principles play an important role in various branches of mathematics. This book deals with measures having weak symmetry ...

The text contains for the first time in book form the state of the art of homological methods in functional analysis like characterizations of the vanishing of the derived projective limit functor or the functors Ext^{1} (E, F) for Frechet and more general spaces. The researcher in real and complex analysis finds powerful tools to solve surjectivity problems e.g. on spaces of distributions or to characterize the existence of solution operators. The requirements from homological algebra are minimized: all one needs is summarized on a few pages. The answers to several questions of...

The text contains for the first time in book form the state of the art of homological methods in functional analysis like characterizations of the ...

Chapitre I. 1DIAUX PIlEMIEIS IT LOCALISATION I I. Wotationa et definitions I 2. Lemme de Bakay. . . . 2 3. Localisation - - - 4. Anneaux et 80dules noethiriens 2 5. Spectre------ 3 4 6. Le cas noetherien. 4 7. Ideaux pre. iers associe. Chapitre 11. OUTILS IT SOUTES A) Filtr-ations et graduations. 8 I. Anneaux et modules filtres - 8 2. Topologie definie par UDe filtration 9 10 3. Coapletion des modules filtres - - - II 4. Anneaux et modules graduis - - - - - 5. au tout redevient noethirien; filtrations -adiques. 15 20 6. Modules differentiels filtres------------ B) Polynoaes de Hilbert-SamueL...

Chapitre I. 1DIAUX PIlEMIEIS IT LOCALISATION I I. Wotationa et definitions I 2. Lemme de Bakay. . . . 2 3. Localisation - - - 4. Anneaux et 80dules no...

The aim of this 1983 Yale graduate course was to make some recent results in modular representation theory accessible to an audience ranging from second-year graduate students to established mathematicians.

After a short review of background material, three closely connected topics in modular representation theory of finite groups are treated: representations rings, almost split sequences and the Auslander-Reiten quiver, complexity and cohomology varieties. The last of these has become a major theme in representation theory into the 21st century.

Some of this material was...

The aim of this 1983 Yale graduate course was to make some recent results in modular representation theory accessible to an audience ranging from s...

Vol. 1200 of the LNM series deals with the geometrical structure of finite dimensional normed spaces. One of the main topics is the estimation of the dimensions of euclidean and l DEGREESn p spaces which nicely embed into diverse finite-dimensional normed spaces. An essential method here is the concentration of measure phenomenon which is closely related to large deviation inequalities in Probability on the one hand, and to isoperimetric inequalities in Geometry on the other. The book contains also an appendix, written by M. Gromov, which is an introduction to isoperimetric inequalities...

Vol. 1200 of the LNM series deals with the geometrical structure of finite dimensional normed spaces. One of the main topics is the estimation of the ...

This work is a research-level monograph whose goal is to develop a general combination, decomposition, and structure theory for branched coverings of the two-sphere to itself, regarded as the combinatorial and topological objects which arise in the classification of certain holomorphic dynamical systems on the Riemann sphere. It is intended for researchers interested in the classification of those complex one-dimensional dynamical systems which are in some loose sense tame. The program is motivated by the dictionary between the theories of iterated rational maps and Kleinian...

This work is a research-level monograph whose goal is to develop a general combination, decomposition, and structure theory for branched coverings ...

The topic of this book, graded algebra, has developed in the past decade to a vast subject with new applications in noncommutative geometry and physics. Classical aspects relating to group actions and gradings have been complemented by new insights stemming from Hopf algebra theory. Old and new methods are presented in full detail and in a self-contained way. Graduate students as well as researchers in algebra, geometry, will find in this book a useful toolbox. Exercises, with hints for solution, provide a direct link to recent research publications. The book is suitable for courses on...

The topic of this book, graded algebra, has developed in the past decade to a vast subject with new applications in noncommutative geometry and phy...

This volume contains lectures given at the 31st Probability Summer School in Saint-Flour (July 8-25, 2001). Simon Tavare's lectures serve as an introduction to the coalescent, and to inference for ancestral processes in population genetics. The stochastic computation methods described include rejection methods, importance sampling, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and approximate Bayesian methods. Ofer Zeitouni's course on "Random Walks in Random Environment" presents systematically the tools that have been introduced to study the model. A fairly complete description of available results in...

This volume contains lectures given at the 31st Probability Summer School in Saint-Flour (July 8-25, 2001). Simon Tavare's lectures serve as an int...

Big Queues aims to give a simple and elegant account of how large deviations theory can be applied to queueing problems. Large deviations theory is a collection of powerful results and general techniques for studying rare events, and has been applied to queueing problems in a variety of ways. The strengths of large deviations theory are these: it is powerful enough that one can answer many questions which are hard to answer otherwise, and it is general enough that one can draw broad conclusions without relying on special case calculations.

Big Queues aims to give a simple and elegant account of how large deviations theory can be applied to queueing problems. Large dev...