Table of contents for Isoperimetric inequalities : differential geometric and analytic perspectives / Isaac Chavel.


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Part I. Introduction: 1. The isoperimetric problem
2. The isoperimetric inequality in the plane
3. Preliminaries
4. Bibliographic notes
Part II. Differential Geometric Methods: 1. The C2 uniqueness theory
2. The C1 isoperimetric inequality
3. Bibliographic notes
Part III. Minkowski Area and Perimeter: 1. The Hausdorff metric on compacta
2. Minkowski area and Steiner symmetrization
3. Application: the Faber-Krahn inequality
4. Perimeter
5. Bibliographic notes
Part IV. Hausdorff Measure and Perimeter: 1. Hausdorff measure
2. The area formula for Lipschitz maps
3. Bibliographic notes
Part V. Isoperimetric Constants: 1. Riemannian geometric preliminaries
2. Isoperimetric constants
3. Discretizations and isoperimetric inequalities
4. Bibliographic notes
Part VI. Analytic Isoperimetric Inequalities: 1. L2-Sobolev inequalities
2. The compact case
3. Faber-Kahn inequalities
4. The Federer-Fleming theorem: the discrete case
5. Sobolev inequalities and discretizations
6. Bibliographic notes
Part VII. Laplace and Heat Operators: 1. Self-adjoint operators and their semigroups
2. The Laplacian
3. The heat equation and its kernels
4. The action of the heat semigroup
5. Simplest examples
6. Bibliographic notes
Part VIII. Large-Time Heat Diffusion: 1. The main problem
2. The Nash approach
3. The Varopoulos approach
4. Coulhon's modified Sobolev inequality
5. The denoument: geometric applications
6. Epilogue: the Faber-Kahn method
7. Bibliographic notes
Bibliography.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Geometry, Differential, Isoperimetric inequalities, Riemannian manifolds