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Those notes have been the foundation for a sequence of ten lectures given in January 1984 at Polytechnic Institute of recent York less than the sponsorship of the convention Board of the Mathematical Sciences and the nationwide technological know-how starting place. The lectures have been geared toward mathematicians who knew both a few differential geometry or partial differential equations, even supposing others may well comprehend the lectures. Author's Summary:Given a Riemannian Manifold $(M,g)$ possible compute the sectional, Ricci, and scalar curvatures. In different certain conditions one additionally has suggest curvatures, holomorphic curvatures, and so forth. The inverse challenge is, given a candidate for a few curvature, to figure out if there's a few metric $g$ with that as its curvature. One can also limit ones cognizance to a unique classification of metrics, resembling Kahler or conformal metrics, or these coming from an embedding. those difficulties lead one to (try to) clear up nonlinear partial differential equations. even though, there's topological or analytic obstructions to fixing those equations. A dialogue of those difficulties hence calls for a balanced figuring out among quite a few life and non-existence effects. The purpose of this quantity is to offer an up to date survey of those questions, together with sufficient historical past, in order that the present study literature is offered to mathematicians who're now not inevitably specialists in PDE or differential geometry. The meant viewers is mathematicians and graduate scholars who understand both PDE or differential geometry at approximately the extent of an intermediate graduate path.

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