Rigidity and Symmetry

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Presents state-of-the-art on the fields of rigidity and symmetry
Volumes of Polytopes in Spaces of Constant Curvature (N. Abrosimov, A. Mednykh).- Cubic Cayley Graphs and Snarks (H. Ademir, K. Kutnar, D. MaruSic).- Local, Dimensional and Universal Rigidities: A unified Gram Matrix Approach (A. Alfakih).- Geometric Constructions for Symmetric 6-Configurations (L.W. Berman).- On External Symmetry Groups of Regular Maps (M.D.E. Conder, Y.S. Kwon, J. sirán).- Variance Groups and the Structure of Mixed Polytopes (G. Cunningham).- Mobility in Symmetry-Regular Bar-and-Joint Frameworks (P.W. Fowler, S.D. Guest, B. Schulze).- Generic Global Rigidity in Complex and Pseudo-Euclidean Spaces (S.J. Gortler, D.P. Thurston).- Chiral Polytopes and Suzuki simple Group (I. Hubard, D. Leemans).- Globally Linked Pairs of Vertices in Rigid Frameworks (B. Jackson, T. Jordán, Z. Szabadka).- Beauville Surfaces and Groups: A survey (G.A. Jones).- Generic Rigidity with Forced symmetry and Sparse Colored Graphs (G. Malestein, L. Theran).- Rigidity of Regular Polytopes (P. McMullen).- Hereditary Polytopes (M. Mixer, E. Schulte, A.I. Weiss).- One Brick at a Time: A Survey of Inductive Constructions in Rigidity Theory (A. Nixon, E. Ross).- Polygonal Complexes and Graphs for Crystallographic Groups (D. Pellicer, E. Schulte).- Two Notes on Maps and Surface Symmetry (T.W. Tucker).- Buildings and s-Transitive Graphs (R.M. Weiss).
This book contains recent contributions to the fields of rigidity and symmetry with two primary focuses: to present the mathematically rigorous treatment of rigidity of structures and to explore the interaction of geometry, algebra and combinatorics. Contributions present recent trends and advances in discrete geometry, particularly in the theory of polytopes. The rapid development of abstract polytope theory has resulted in a rich theory featuring an attractive interplay of methods and tools from discrete geometry, group theory, classical geometry, hyperbolic geometry and topology.Overall, the book shows how researchers from diverse backgrounds explore connections among the various discrete structures with symmetry as the unifying theme. The volume will be a valuable source as an introduction to the ideas of both combinatorial and geometric rigidity theory and its applications, incorporating the surprising impact of symmetry. It will appeal to students at both the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as post docs, structural engineers and chemists.

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Autor: Robert Connelly
ISBN-13 :: 9781493949700
ISBN: 1493949705
Erscheinungsjahr: 23.08.2016
Verlag: Springer New York
Gewicht: 579g
Seiten: 384
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 235x155x20 mm
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