Apart from the differential geometric rigidity, there is also the rigidity as the antonym to the structural stability: an object cannot be deformed by a topological equivalence unless it is "the same" object from the, say, linear (or smooth, or analytic) point of view.
Besides, there is Mostow rigidity and several other meanings of the word...
- For Mostow rigidtiy Discrete subgroup see here. ~~----
- below the 38 pages files containing the keyword "rigidity". There are 120 containing the strin "rigid", should these occur here as well? --Ulf Rehmann 17:31, 6 May 2012 (CEST)
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Rigidity. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Rigidity&oldid=26128