Geometric Measure Theory

A Beginner's Guide


  • Frank Morgan, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA

Geometric measure theory provides the framework to understand the structure of a crystal, a soap bubble cluster, or a universe. Measure Theory: A Beginner's Guide is essential to any student who wants to learn geometric measure theory, and will appeal to researchers and mathematicians working in the field. Morgan emphasizes geometry over proofs and technicalities providing a fast and efficient insight into many aspects of the subject.
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Advanced graduate students and researchers in mathematics.


Book information

  • Published: September 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374444-9


“The text is simply unique. It doesn't compare to any other because its goals are different. It cannot be used as the only source of information for learning GMT, yet learning this subject without owning a copy of this book would be ridiculous since it gives a fast and efficient insight in many aspects of the theory.” -Thierry De Pauw, niversite catholique de Louvain, Belgium “The book is unique in its format and exposition. Without it, it would be difficult to get in touch with the subject. It paves the way to more advanced books. All other books on the market about this subject are rather technical and difficult to read for an inexperienced student.” -Stefan Wenger, Courant Institute of Math, New York University

Table of Contents

Geometric Measure TheoryMeasuresLipschitz Functions and Rectifiable SetsNormal and Rectifiable CurrentsThe Compactness Theorem and the Existence of Area-Minimizing SurfacesExamples of Area-Minimizing SurfacesThe Approximation Theorem Survey of Regularity ResultsMonotonicity and Oriented Tangent ConesThe Regularity of Area-Minimizing HypersurfacesFlat Chains Modulo v, Varifolds, and (M,E,)-Minimal SetsMiscellaneous Useful ResultsSoap Bubble ClustersProof of Double Bubble ConjectureThe Hexagonal Honeycomb and Kelvin ConjecturesImmiscible Fluids and CrystalsIsoperimetric Theorems in General CodimensionManifolds with Density and Perelman's Proof of the Poincaré ConjectureDouble Bubbles in Spheres, Gauss Space, and ToriSolutions to Exercises