Description 
1 online resource (xiv, 246 pages) 
Contents 
Preface; Introduction; Contents; 1. Affine spaces and connections; 2. Hessian structures; 3. Curvatures for Hessian structures; 4. Regular convex cones; 5. Hessian structures and affine differential geometry; 6. Hessian structures and information geometry; 7. Cohomology on at manifolds; 8. Compact Hessian manifolds; 9. Symmetric spaces with invariant Hessian structures; 10. Homogeneous spaces with invariant Hessian structures; 11. Homogeneous spaces with invariant projectively at connections; Bibliography; Index 
Summary 
The geometry of Hessian structures is a fascinating emerging field of research. It is in particular a very close relative of Kählerian geometry, and connected with many important pure mathematical branches such as affine differential geometry, homogeneous spaces and cohomology. The theory also finds deep relation to information geometry in applied mathematics. This systematic introduction to the subject first develops the fundamentals of Hessian structures on the basis of a certain pair of a flat connection and a Riemannian metric, and then describes these related fields as applications of the 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237241) and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Geometry, Differential.


Homogeneous spaces.


Homology theory.


Manifolds (Mathematics)

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9789812707536 (electronic bk.) 

9812707530 (electronic bk.) 
