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VOL. 34-2 | 1996 Introduction to differential geometry


These notes are designed to give a heuristic guide to many of the basic constructions of differential geometry. They are by no means complete; nor are they at all exhaustive. Some of the elementary topics which would be covered by a more complete guide are: geodesics and conjugate points; Lie derivative and the flow of a vector field; coordinate construction techniques; GauB-Bonnet Theorem; Bochner formulae; de Rham cohomology; Lie groups. Despite these and other omissions, I hope that the notes prove useful in motivating the basic geometric constructions on a manifold.


Published: 1 January 1996
First available in Project Euclid: 18 November 2014

zbMATH: 0884.53001
MathSciNet: MR1394689

Rights: Copyright © 1996, Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, Mathematical Sciences Institute, The Australian National University. This book is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without permission. Inquiries should be made to the publisher.


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