By Sigurdur Helgason

In this article, vital geometry offers with Radon’s challenge of representing a functionality on a manifold by way of its integrals over convinced submanifolds—hence the time period the Radon remodel. Examples and far-reaching generalizations result in basic difficulties comparable to: (i) injectivity, (ii) inversion formulation, (iii) aid questions, (iv) functions (e.g., to tomography, partial differential equations and crew representations). For the case of the airplane, the inversion theorem and the help theorem have had significant functions in drugs via tomography and CAT scanning. whereas containing a few fresh learn, the publication is geared toward starting graduate scholars for lecture room use or self-study. a few workouts aspect to extra effects with documentation. From the stories: “Integral Geometry is an interesting zone, the place a number of branches of arithmetic meet jointly. The contents of the e-book is focused round the duality and double fibration, that's discovered during the masterful therapy of various examples. The publication is written by way of a professional, who has made basic contributions to the area.” —Boris Rubin, Louisiana nation University

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For the pair f = {f0 , f1 } we refer to the function Sf in (105) as the source. In the terminology of Lax-Philips [1967] the wave u(x, t) is said to be (a) outgoing if u(x, t) = 0 in the forward cone |x| < t; (b) incoming if u(x, t) = 0 in the backward cone |x| < −t. The notation is suggestive because “outgoing” means that the function x → u(x, t) vanishes in larger balls around the origin as t increases. 4. The solution u(x, t) to (104) is §7 Applications (i) 49 outgoing if and only if (Sf )(ω, s) = 0 for s > 0, all ω.

Xn ) is a polynomial in x1 . Now the lemma implies the result. §7 A. Applications Partial Diﬀerential Equations. 1 is very well suited for applications to partial diﬀerential equations. To explain the underlying principle we write the inversion formula in the form (100) n−1 f (x) = γ Lx 2 f (ω, x, ω ) dω , Sn−1 where the constant γ equals 21 (2πi)1−n . Note that the function fω (x) = f (ω, x, ω ) is a plane wave with normal ω, that is, it is constant on each hyperplane perpendicular to ω. kn ∂1k1 .

4 (Support theorem for distributions). Let T ∈ E (Rn ) satisfy the condition supp T ⊂ C (βA (0)) , (C = closure) . Then supp(T ) ⊂ C (BA (0)) . Proof. For f ∈ D(Rn ), ϕ ∈ D(Pn ) we can consider the “convolution” (f × ϕ)(ξ) = f (y)ϕ(ξ − y) dy , Rn where for ξ ∈ Pn , ξ − y denotes the translate of the hyperplane ξ by −y. Then (f × ϕ)∨ = f ∗ ϕ . ˇ In fact, if ξ0 is any hyperplane through 0, (f × ϕ)∨ (x) = dk K dk = K f (y)ϕ(x + k · ξ0 − y) dy Rn f (x − y)ϕ(y + k · ξ0 ) dy = (f ∗ ϕ)(x) . ˇ Rn By the deﬁnition of T , the support assumption on T is equivalent to ˇ T (ϕ) = 0 for all ϕ ∈ D(Pn ) with support in Pn −C (βA (0)).