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Syllabus Riemannian geometry of diffeomorphism groups - 80833

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Last update 14-09-2020
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: Mathematics

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: E. Safra

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr. Cy Maor

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Coordinator Office Hours: By Appointment

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Cy Maor

Course/Module description:
Riemannian geometry of diffeomorphism groups (and related spaces) arises naturally in a variety of different contexts from completely pure to applied and even computational mathematics. I will give an introduction to the topic, with a tentative outline as follows:
1. Introduction to infinite dimensional Riemannian geometry
2. Spaces of interest and metrics of interest (mainly in shape analysis and mathematical hydrodynamics)
3. Metric properties of diffeomorphism groups: vanishing distance phenomenon, diameter, metric completeness
4. Geodesic equations: short time existence, regularity of geodesics (following EbinMarsden), geodesic completeness

Course/Module aims:
Same as in learning outcomes.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Familiarity with the subject and open questions in it.

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Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Irrelevant - determined between the teacher and the student.

Course/Module Content:
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Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
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Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 100 %

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