bio | website | vmm.math.uci.edu |
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location | Univ. of California at Irvine | |
age | 82 | |
visits | member for | 3 years, 9 months |
seen | Apr 8 at 22:40 | |
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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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Sep 30 |
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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. |
Aug 23 |
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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. |
Aug 23 |
accepted | Algorithm for finding inverse images of a local diffeomorphism |
Aug 22 |
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Algorithm for finding inverse images of a local diffeomorphism
@Nanda For the application I have in mind, F will be given by a formula. |
Aug 22 |
asked | Algorithm for finding inverse images of a local diffeomorphism |
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Jul 11 |
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What is a good method to find random points on the n-sphere when n is large?
@Mark Meckes Many thanks, Mark. In retrospect, if I had been more adept with my Googling I might have discovered that the Gaussian RV approach was a "well-known" answer to my question, and would not have needed to ask it on MO. But as usual, I have come away very impressed with the utility of this great website and learned a lot from the answers I received. |
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accepted | What is a good method to find random points on the n-sphere when n is large? |
Jul 11 |
awarded | Nice Question |
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asked | What is a good method to find random points on the n-sphere when n is large? |
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Jun 25 |
awarded | dg.differential-geometry |
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awarded | Revival |
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Jun 14 |
answered | Calculus book in the spirit of the 18th century |