bio | website | vmm.math.uci.edu |
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location | Univ. of California at Irvine | |
age | 84 | |
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I'm a Professor at UC Irvine, but spent most of my career at Brandeis. My research areas: Differential Topology, Transformation Groups, and Global Analysis. Recently I developed a math visualization program, 3D-XplorMath, freely available at http://3D-XplorMath.org) and a companion website, the Virtual Math Museum at http://VirtualMathMuseum.org. Last year I co-authored a differential equations text with my son Bob, most of which is downloadable from http://ode-math.com .
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What sort of models did Bolyai and Lobachevsky use to demonstrate the consistency of their models of non-Euclidean Geometry?
>... but neither Bolyai nor Lobachevsky proved that their geometry was internally consistent... That's what I was beginning to suspect, Igor, but is that something that is "As far as I know...", or do you have some strong reason to believe this---say perhaps a well-researched historical reference. |
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About Palais' remark that an isometry of Riemannian manifolds does not induce an isometry of the Hilbert manifolds of curves
The problem lies in the line above defining $g_\sigma(λ,μ)$. This is the metric for $H_0$, NOT the metric for $H_1$. The correct definition of the metric for $H_1$ uses $⟨λ'(t),μ'(t)⟩$ rather than $⟨λ(t),μ(t)⟩$ (see page 222 of my article where both metrics are defined), and with this change it is fairly obvious why my remark in the cited paper is in fact correct. |
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Algorithm for finding inverse images of a local diffeomorphism
Yes! Newton's Method is clearly the way to go. For $k=1$, the algorithm I wrote in fact did use Newton's Method, (rather than bisection) since it is much faster. But I guess I forgot that Newton's Method works in higher dimensions too. Thanks Ryan. |