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By N.J. Hitchin

This textbook is designed to offer graduate scholars an realizing of integrable structures through the examine of Riemann surfaces, loop teams, and twistors. The booklet has its origins in a chain of lecture classes given via the authors, all of whom are across the world identified mathematicians and popular expositors. it truly is written in an obtainable and casual sort, and fills a spot within the present literature. The creation via Nigel Hitchin addresses the which means of integrability: how can we realize an integrable procedure? His personal contribution then develops connections with algebraic geometry, and contains an creation to Riemann surfaces, sheaves, and line bundles. Graeme Segal takes the Kortewegde Vries and nonlinear Schrodinger equations as vital examples, and explores the mathematical constructions underlying the inverse scattering rework. He explains the jobs of loop teams, the Grassmannian, and algebraic curves. within the ultimate a part of the publication, Richard Ward explores the relationship among integrability and the self-dual Yang-Mills equations, and describes the correspondence among options to integrable equations and holomorphic vector bundles over twistor space.

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