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An Introduction to Manifolds (Paperback)

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Description


In this streamlined introduction to the subject, the theory of manifolds is presented with the aim of helping the reader achieve a rapid mastery of the essential topics. By the end of the book the reader should be able to compute, at least for simple spaces, one of the most basic topological invariants of a manifold, its de Rham cohomology. Along the way the reader acquires the knowledge and skills necessary for further study of geometry and topology. The requisite point-set topology is included in an appendix of twenty pages, while other appendices review facts from real analysis and linear algebra. Hints and solutions are provided to many of the exercises and problems.

About the Author


Loring W. Tu was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and grew up in Taiwan, Canada, and the United States. He attended McGill University and Princeton University as an undergraduate, and obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University under the supervision of Phillip A. Griffiths. He has taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at Johns Hopkins University, and is currently on the faculty at Tufts University in Massachusetts. An algebraic geometer by training, he has done research in the interface of algebraic geometry, topology, and differential geometry, including Hodge theory, degeneracy loci, moduli spaces of vector bundles, and equivariant cohomology. He is the coauthor with Raoul Bott of Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology (Springer Graduate Texts in Mathematics 82).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780387480985
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: October 1st, 2007
Pages: 360