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By Loring W. Tu

Manifolds, the higher-dimensional analogs of soft curves and surfaces, are basic gadgets in glossy arithmetic. Combining elements of algebra, topology, and research, manifolds have additionally been utilized to classical mechanics, common relativity, and quantum box theory.

In this streamlined creation to the topic, the speculation of manifolds is gifted with the purpose of assisting the reader in attaining a quick mastery of the basic themes. via the tip of the e-book the reader can be capable of compute, a minimum of for easy areas, essentially the most uncomplicated topological invariants of a manifold, its de Rham cohomology. alongside the way in which, the reader acquires the data and abilities precious for extra examine of geometry and topology. The considered necessary point-set topology is incorporated in an appendix of twenty pages; different appendices overview evidence from genuine research and linear algebra. tricks and strategies are supplied to some of the workouts and problems.

This paintings can be used because the textual content for a one-semester graduate or complicated undergraduate direction, in addition to via scholars engaged in self-study. Requiring in simple terms minimum undergraduate necessities, 'Introduction to Manifolds' can be a superb beginning for Springer's GTM eighty two, 'Differential types in Algebraic Topology'.

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