The ubiquitous quasidisk
- Gehring, Frederick W.
- Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, 2012.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- xi, 171 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Mathematical surveys and monographs ; no. 184.
Mathematical surveys and monographs ; v. 184.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- This book focuses on gathering the numerous properties and many different connections with various topics in geometric function theory that quasidisks possess. A quasidisk is the image of a disk under a quasiconformal mapping of the Riemann sphere. In 1981 Frederick W. Gehring gave a short course of six lectures on this topic in Montreal and his lecture notes "Characteristic Properties of Quasidisks" were published by the University Press of the University of Montreal. The notes became quite popular and within the next decade the number of characterizing properties of quasidisks and their ramifications increased tremendously. In the late 1990s Gehring and Hag decided to write an expanded version of the Montreal notes. At three times the size of the original notes, it turned into much more than just an extended version. New topics include two-sided criteria. The text will be a valuable resource for current and future researchers in various branches of analysis and geometry, and with its clear and elegant exposition the book can also serve as a text for a graduate course on selected topics in function theory. Frederick W. Gehring (1925-2012) was a leading figure in the theory of quasiconformal mappings for over fifty years. He received numerous awards and shared his passion for mathematics generously by mentoring twenty-nine Ph.D. students and more than forty postdoctoral fellows. Kari Hag received her Ph.D. under Gehring's direction in 1972 and worked with him on the present text for more than a decade.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Quasiconformal mappings.
- Geometric function theory.
- Functions of complex variables.
- Functions of a complex variable -- Geometric function theory -- Quasiconformal mappings in the plane.
- Functions of a complex variable -- Geometric function theory -- Conformal mappings of special domains.
- Functions of a complex variable -- Geometric function theory -- Special classes of univalent and multivalent functions (starlike, convex, bounded rotation, etc.)
- Functions of a complex variable -- Geometric function theory -- Quasiconformal mappings in $.
- Functions of a complex variable -- Riemann surfaces -- Conformal metrics (hyperbolic, Poincaré, distance functions)
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- Frederick W. Gehring, Kari Hag ; with contributions by Ole Jacob Broch.
- Mathematical surveys and monographs ; v. 184
- 9780821890868 (alk. paper)
- 0821890867 (alk. paper)