Riemann-Finsler Geometry and the Method of Equivalence
主 题: Riemann-Finsler Geometry and the Method of Equivalence
报告人: ROBERT L. BRYANT (美国杜克大学教授，美国科学院院士，美国人文与科学院院士)
时 间: 2013-11-15 15:30-16:30
地 点: 数学中心甲乙丙楼二层报告厅（海外名家讲学计划）
In this talk, I will outline an approach to Finsler geometry that starts from the point of view that the central importance of the subject is to uncover the properties of the solutions to the calculus of variations problem that underlies Finsler geometry and will explain how this leads to a more natural understanding of Finsler geometry than on often encounters in its expositions.