Background
Ingarden, Roman Stanislaw was born on October 1, 1920 in Zakopane, Poland. Son of Roman Witold and Maria Adela (Pol) Ingarden.
(The present book has been written by two mathematicians a...)
The present book has been written by two mathematicians and one physicist: a pure mathematician specializing in Finsler geometry (Makoto Matsumoto), one working in mathematical biology (Peter Antonelli), and a mathematical physicist specializing in information thermodynamics (Roman Ingarden). The main purpose of this book is to present the principles and methods of sprays (path spaces) and Finsler spaces together with examples of applications to physical and life sciences. It is our aim to write an introductory book on Finsler geometry and its applications at a fairly advanced level. It is intended especially for graduate students in pure mathemat ics, science and applied mathematics, but should be also of interest to those pure "Finslerists" who would like to see their subject applied. After more than 70 years of relatively slow development Finsler geometry is now a modern subject with a large body of theorems and techniques and has math ematical content comparable to any field of modern differential geometry. The time has come to say this in full voice, against those who have thought Finsler geometry, because of its computational complexity, is only of marginal interest and with prac tically no interesting applications. Contrary to these outdated fossilized opinions, we believe "the world is Finslerian" in a true sense and we will try to show this in our application in thermodynamics, optics, ecology, evolution and developmental biology. On the other hand, while the complexity of the subject has not disappeared, the modern bundle theoretic approach has increased greatly its understandability.
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(The present book has been written by two mathematicians a...)
The present book has been written by two mathematicians and one physicist: a pure mathematician specializing in Finsler geometry (Makoto Matsumoto), one working in mathematical biology (Peter Antonelli), and a mathematical physicist specializing in information thermodynamics (Roman Ingarden). The main purpose of this book is to present the principles and methods of sprays (path spaces) and Finsler spaces together with examples of applications to physical and life sciences. It is our aim to write an introductory book on Finsler geometry and its applications at a fairly advanced level. It is intended especially for graduate students in pure mathemat ics, science and applied mathematics, but should be also of interest to those pure "Finslerists" who would like to see their subject applied. After more than 70 years of relatively slow development Finsler geometry is now a modern subject with a large body of theorems and techniques and has math ematical content comparable to any field of modern differential geometry. The time has come to say this in full voice, against those who have thought Finsler geometry, because of its computational complexity, is only of marginal interest and with prac tically no interesting applications. Contrary to these outdated fossilized opinions, we believe "the world is Finslerian" in a true sense and we will try to show this in our application in thermodynamics, optics, ecology, evolution and developmental biology. On the other hand, while the complexity of the subject has not disappeared, the modern bundle theoretic approach has increased greatly its understandability.
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(This book has a long history of more than 20 years. The f...)
This book has a long history of more than 20 years. The first attempt to write a monograph on information-theoretic approach to thermodynamics was done by one of the authors (RSI) in 1974 when he published, in the preprint form, two volumes of the book "Information Theory and Thermodynamics" concerning classical and quantum information theory, [153] (220 pp.), [154] (185 pp.). In spite of the encouraging remarks by some of the readers, the physical part of this book was never written except for the first chapter. Now this material is written completely anew and in much greater extent. A few years earlier, in 1970, second author of the present book, (AK), a doctoral student and collaborator of RSI in Toruli, published in Polish, also as a preprint, his habilitation dissertation "Information-theoretical decision scheme in quantum statistical mechanics" [196] (96 pp.). This small monograph presented his original results in the physical part of the theory developed in the Torun school. Unfortunately, this preprint was never published in English. The present book contains all these results in a much more modern and developed form.
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(This book has a long history of more than 20 years. The f...)
This book has a long history of more than 20 years. The first attempt to write a monograph on information-theoretic approach to thermodynamics was done by one of the authors (RSI) in 1974 when he published, in the preprint form, two volumes of the book "Information Theory and Thermodynamics" concerning classical and quantum information theory, [153] (220 pp.), [154] (185 pp.). In spite of the encouraging remarks by some of the readers, the physical part of this book was never written except for the first chapter. Now this material is written completely anew and in much greater extent. A few years earlier, in 1970, second author of the present book, (AK), a doctoral student and collaborator of RSI in Toruli, published in Polish, also as a preprint, his habilitation dissertation "Information-theoretical decision scheme in quantum statistical mechanics" [196] (96 pp.). This small monograph presented his original results in the physical part of the theory developed in the Torun school. Unfortunately, this preprint was never published in English. The present book contains all these results in a much more modern and developed form.
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(On the basis of a program initiated in the book "Classica...)
On the basis of a program initiated in the book "Classical Mechanics" (R.S. Ingarden, A. Jamiolkowski, PWN, 1980, in Polish), electromagnetic field theory is consistently developed in the language of coordinate free differential geometry. The text, based on the Polish edition of 1980, has been expanded to include also the mechanical consequences of relativity. The main purpose of the textbook is to familiarize the students with the modern methods used in electromagnetism, to show how concrete problems should be solved, and to bring the readers as soon as possible to a level that will enable them to read more advanced books and papers.
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physics educator Theoretical physicist
Ingarden, Roman Stanislaw was born on October 1, 1920 in Zakopane, Poland. Son of Roman Witold and Maria Adela (Pol) Ingarden.
Master of Science in Physics, Jagiell. University, Krakow, Poland, 1946. Doctor of Science in Physics, Warsaw University, Poland, 1949.
DHC, N. Copernicus University, Torun, 1996.
Optical technician Jan Bujak, Lwow, Poland, 1941-1945. Assistant physics Silesian Technology University, Krakow, 1945. Assistant theoretical physics Wroclaw (Poland) University, 1945-1949, adjunct theoretical physics, 1949, assistant professor, 1949-1954, associate professor, 1954-1964, professor, 1964-1966.
Professor theoretical physics N. Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, 1966-1991. Professor emeritus, since 1991. Chief optician Bureau Optical Design, Wroclaw, 1946-1951.
Head group geom. optics St Mathem Institute, Wroclaw, 1951-1954. Head division low temperatures Institute Physics Academy, Wroclaw, 1954-1956.
(The present book has been written by two mathematicians a...)
(The present book has been written by two mathematicians a...)
(On the basis of a program initiated in the book "Classica...)
(This book has a long history of more than 20 years. The f...)
(This book has a long history of more than 20 years. The f...)
Co-author: Classical Electrodynamics, 1985 (Ministry of Education award 1986), Theory of Sprays and Finsler Spaces with Applications to Physics and Biology, 1993, Information Dynamics and Open Systems: Classical and Quantum Approach, 1997, other textbooks in field. Editor in chief Reports on Mathematical Physics, 1970-1993, Open Systems and Information Dynamics, since 1992. Contributor articles to professional publications.
Member Polish Physical Society (vice president 1974-1978, president Torun branch 1986-1987), European Physical Society, American Physical Society, International Association Mathematics Physics, Tensor Society Japan, Wroclaw and Torun Science Society (vice president 1991-1997), International Society Open Systems and Information Dynamics (president since 1992).
Married Anna Radowicz, December 7, 1945 (divorced December 1955). Married Regina Urbanowicz, May 5, 1956. Children: Krzysztof, Jacek.