Spaces of Riemannian metrics

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Spaces of Riemannian metrics

Riemannian metrics endow smooth manifolds such as surfaces with intrinsic geometric properties, for example with curvature. They also allow us to measure quantities like distances, angles and volumes. These are the notions we use to characterize the “shape” of a manifold. The space of Riemannian metrics is a mathematical object that encodes the many possible ways in which we can geometrically deform the shape of a manifold. 

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Geometry and Topology

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Mauricio Bustamante, Jan-Bernhard Kordaß
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Anja Randecker, Sophia Jahns

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10.14760/SNAP-2017-010-EN

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