The development of Maxim Kontsevich's initial ideas on motivic integration has unexpectedly influenced many other areas of mathematics, ranging from the Langlands program over harmonic analysis, to non-Archimedean analysis, singularity theory and birational geometry. This book assembles the different theories of motivic integration and their applications for the first time, allowing readers to compare different approaches and assess their individual strengths. All of the necessary background is provided to make the book accessible to graduate students and researchers from algebraic geometry, model theory and number theory. Applications in several areas are included so that readers can see motivic integration at work in other domains. In a rapidly-evolving area of research this book will prove invaluable. This first volume contains introductory texts on the model theory of valued fields, different approaches to non-Archimedean geometry, and motivic integration on algebraic varieties and non-Archimedean spaces.
Author: Raf Cluckers Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 09/30/2011 Pages: 346 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.10lbs Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.80d ISBN: 9780521149761
About the Author Cluckers, Raf: - Raf Cluckers is a Research Associate of the CNRS at Université de Lille 1, France.Nicaise, Johannes: - Johannes Nicaise is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.Sebag, Julien: - Julien Sebag is a Professor in the UFR Mathématiques at the Université de Rennes 1, France.