Manifolds, Tensors, and Forms: An Introduction for Mathematicians and Physicists (Hardcover)

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Providing a succinct yet comprehensive treatment of the essentials of modern differential geometry and topology, this book's clear prose and informal style make it accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics and the physical sciences. The text covers the basics of multilinear algebra, differentiation and integration on manifolds, Lie groups and Lie algebras, homotopy and de Rham cohomology, homology, vector bundles, Riemannian and pseudo-Riemannian geometry, and degree theory. It also features over 250 detailed exercises, and a variety of applications revealing fundamental connections to classical mechanics, electromagnetism (including circuit theory), general relativity and gauge theory. Solutions to the problems are available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107042193.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781107042193
ISBN-10: 1107042194
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: November 21st, 2013
Pages: 340
Language: English