By Jacques Lafontaine

This publication is an advent to differential manifolds. It provides stable preliminaries for extra complicated issues: Riemannian manifolds, differential topology, Lie concept. It presupposes little heritage: the reader is barely anticipated to grasp simple differential calculus, and a bit point-set topology. The e-book covers the most subject matters of differential geometry: manifolds, tangent house, vector fields, differential varieties, Lie teams, and some extra subtle subject matters reminiscent of de Rham cohomology, measure concept and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem for surfaces.

Its ambition is to offer reliable foundations. particularly, the creation of “abstract” notions equivalent to manifolds or differential varieties is prompted through questions and examples from arithmetic or theoretical physics. greater than a hundred and fifty routines, a few of them effortless and classical, a few others extra subtle, can help the newbie in addition to the extra professional reader. strategies are supplied for many of them.

The booklet may be of curiosity to numerous readers: undergraduate and graduate scholars for a primary touch to differential manifolds, mathematicians from different fields and physicists who desire to gather a few feeling approximately this gorgeous theory.

The unique French textual content advent aux variétés différentielles has been a best-seller in its class in France for plenty of years.

Jacques Lafontaine was once successively assistant Professor at Paris Diderot collage and Professor on the collage of Montpellier, the place he's shortly emeritus. His major study pursuits are Riemannian and pseudo-Riemannian geometry, together with a few facets of mathematical relativity. along with his own learn articles, he used to be desirous about a number of textbooks and examine monographs.

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1). 2), we get the required equality. In particular, we have, for any (ut~ (A)) ~ C (A), that Ki'-~ %(u,(A)) Let by a family Then 6• (E, C, 9) P =q(Z~ (A)U) . 1) and a well-known result, with hhe relative topology induced by ~ Denoting by 9=D (&~, C(A, E)) the locally decomposable topology on 6~ a is a locally solid space, and ~=D (a) as well as of (6• C (A,E)). equipped , is a locally o-cor~ex space. (VL r A) I 9 is a mstrizable locally solid space, then and 2 D = 2~ as shown by the following result whose proof is routine and therefore will be omitted.

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