The Schwarz Lemma (Dover Books on Mathematics) (Paperback)

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The Schwarz lemma is among the simplest results in complex analysis that capture the rigidity of holomorphic functions. This self-contained volume provides a thorough overview of the subject; it assumes no knowledge of intrinsic metrics and aims for the main results, introducing notation, secondary concepts, and techniques as necessary. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, the two-part treatment covers basic theory and applications.
Starting with an exploration of the subject in terms of holomorphic and subharmonic functions, the treatment proves a Schwarz lemma for plurisubharmonic functions and discusses the basic properties of the Poincar distance and the Schwarz-Pick systems of pseudodistances. Additional topics include hyperbolic manifolds, special domains, pseudometrics defined using the (complex) Green function, holomorphic curvature, and the algebraic metric of Harris. The second part explores fixed point theorems and the analytic Radon-Nikodym property.

About the Author

Sean Dineen is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University College Dublin School of Mathematical Sciences. His other books include Complex Analysis of Infinite Dimensional Spaces, Complex Analysis in Locally Convex Spaces, and Probability Theory in Finance: A Mathematical Guide to the Black-Scholes Formula.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486801209
ISBN-10: 0486801209
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: April 21st, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Mathematics