Poncelet Porisms and Beyond: Integrable Billiards, Hyperelliptic Jacobians and Pencils of Quadrics by Vladimir DragoviPoncelet Porisms and Beyond: Integrable Billiards, Hyperelliptic Jacobians and Pencils of Quadrics by Vladimir Dragovi

Poncelet Porisms and Beyond: Integrable Billiards, Hyperelliptic Jacobians and Pencils of Quadrics

byVladimir Dragovi, Milena Radnovi

Paperback | May 6, 2011

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The goal of the book is to present, in a complete and comprehensive way, a few areas of mathematics interlacing around the Poncelet porism: dynamics of integrable billiards, algebraic geometry of hyperelliptic Jacobians, and classical projective geometry of pencils of quadrics. Most important results and ideas connected to Poncelet theorem are presented: classical as well as modern ones, together with historical overview with analysis of classical ideas, their natural generalizations, and natural generalizations. Special attention is payed to realization of the Griffiths and Harris programme about Poncelet-type problems and addition theorems. This programme, formulated three decades ago, is aimed to understanding of higher-dimensional analogues of Poncelet problems and realization of synthetic approach of higher genus addition theorems. This problem is realized in a sequence of papers of the authors, published in last 20 years. Some of those results represent the key contribution to the development of the theory, while this book gives the complete image.
Title:Poncelet Porisms and Beyond: Integrable Billiards, Hyperelliptic Jacobians and Pencils of QuadricsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 24 × 16.8 × 0.02 inPublished:May 6, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3034800142

ISBN - 13:9783034800143

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Poncelet Porisms.- Billiards - First Examples.- Hyper-Elliptic Curves and Their Jacobians.- Projective geometry.- Poncelet Theorem and Cayley's Condition.- Poncelet-Darboux Curves and Siebeck-Marden Theorem.- Ellipsoidal Billiards and their Periodical Trajectories.- Billiard Law and Hyper-Elliptic Curves.- Poncelet Theorem and Continued Fractions.- Quantum Yang-Baxter equation and (2-2)-correspondences.- Bibliography.- Index.

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From the reviews:"The book provides a self-guided introduction to a set of classical gems that have to do with elliptic or hyperelliptic addition theorems; several connections were worked out originally by the authors in previous research papers. In addition, solutions to some of the integrable systems that came of age in the 1970s . are produced in this context. The style is clear and the calculations are complete. . it is certainly a focused, enjoyable and valuable one." (Emma Previato, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 j)"Poncelet Porisms and Beyond: Integrable Billiards, Hyperelliptic Jacobians, and Pencils of Quadrics . gives a nice picture of both Poncelet's Porism and a number of the areas of mathematics that are close by. . Dragovic and Radnovic do a good job of covering a wide range of material, including both citations and descriptions of classical material as well as extremely cutting-edge results. . The exposition in the book is generally good, and . any mathematician who picks up this book will learn something from it." (Darren Glass, The Mathematical Association of America, September, 2011)