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General Considerations

  • Valery V. VolchkovEmail author
  • Vitaly V. Volchkov
Part of the Springer Monographs in Mathematics book series (SMM)

Abstract

This chapter contains prerequisites in diverse areas needed for understanding the book. The areas discussed include alternative algebras and exceptional Lie groups, elements of differential geometry, symmetric spaces, and analysis on homogeneous spaces. Complex general concepts and statements are illustrated using special cases. Included are some new examples and results.

Keywords

Riemannian Manifold Symmetric Space Compact Group Spherical Function Closed Subgroup 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematical DepartmentDonetsk National UniversityDonetskUkraine

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