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Introduction

Charles Fefferman and C. Robin Graham

in The Ambient Metric (AM-178)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153131
eISBN:
9781400840588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153131.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief definition of conformal geometry. Conformal geometry is the study of spaces in which one knows how to measure infinitesimal angles but not lengths. A ... More


The Ambient Metric (AM-178)

Charles Fefferman and C. Robin Graham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153131
eISBN:
9781400840588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153131.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This book develops and applies a theory of the ambient metric in conformal geometry. This is a Lorentz metric in n+2 dimensions that encodes a conformal class of metrics in n dimensions. The ambient ... More


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