Geometric research combines differential equations and differential geometry. a huge point is to resolve geometric difficulties through learning differential equations. in addition to a few identified linear differential operators akin to the Laplace operator, many differential equations bobbing up from differential geometry are nonlinear. a very vital instance is the Monge-Ampère equation. functions to geometric difficulties have additionally stimulated new tools and methods in differential equations. the sector of geometric research is huge and has had many remarkable functions. This instruction manual of geometric research -- the 3rd to be released within the ALM sequence -- offers introductions to and surveys of vital subject matters in geometric research and their functions to similar fields. it may be used as a reference by means of graduate scholars and researchers.
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