Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds

Author: Louis Auslander,Robert E. MacKenzie

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048615808X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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This text presents basic concepts in the modern approach to differential geometry. Topics include Euclidean spaces, submanifolds, and abstract manifolds; fundamental concepts of Lie theory; fiber bundles; and multilinear algebra. 1963 edition.
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Introduction to Differential Geometry for Engineers

Author: Brian F. Doolin,Clyde F. Martin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486281949

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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This outstanding guide supplies important mathematical tools for diverse engineering applications, offering engineers the basic concepts and terminology of modern global differential geometry. Suitable for independent study as well as a supplementary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, this volume also constitutes a valuable reference for control, systems, aeronautical, electrical, and mechanical engineers.The treatment's ideas are applied mainly as an introduction to the Lie theory of differential equations and to examine the role of Grassmannians in control systems analysis. Additional topics include the fundamental notions of manifolds, tangent spaces, vector fields, exterior algebra, and Lie algebras. An appendix reviews concepts related to vector calculus, including open and closed sets, compactness, continuity, and derivative.
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An Introduction to Differential Geometry

Author: T. J. Willmore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486282104

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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This text employs vector methods to explore the classical theory of curves and surfaces. Topics include basic theory of tensor algebra, tensor calculus, calculus of differential forms, and elements of Riemannian geometry. 1959 edition.
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Differential Topology

An Introduction

Author: David B. Gauld

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319075

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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Offering classroom-proven results, Differential Topology presents an introduction to point set topology via a naive version of nearness space. Its treatment encompasses a general study of surgery, laying a solid foundation for further study and greatly simplifying the classification of surfaces. This self-contained treatment features 88 helpful illustrations. Its subjects include topological spaces and properties, some advanced calculus, differentiable manifolds, orientability, submanifolds and an embedding theorem, and tangent spaces. Additional topics comprise vector fields and integral curves, surgery, classification of orientable surfaces, and Whitney's embedding theorem. Suitable for advanced undergraduate courses in introductory or differential topology, this volume also serves as a supplementary text in advanced calculus and physics courses, as well as a key source of information for students of mechanics.
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Introduction to Mathematical Fluid Dynamics

Author: Richard E. Meyer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151409

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Excellent coverage of kinematics, momentum principle, Newtonian fluid, rotating fluids, compressibility, and more. Geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics and science; prerequisites include calculus and vector analysis. 1971 edition.
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Differential Topology

First Steps

Author: Andrew H. Wallace

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486150038

Category: Mathematics

Page: 144

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DIVKeeping mathematical prerequisites to a minimum, this undergraduate-level text stimulates students' intuitive understanding of topology while avoiding the more difficult subtleties and technicalities. 1968 edition. /div
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An Introductory Course on Differentiable Manifolds

Author: Siavash Shahshahani

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486820823

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

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Based on author Siavash Shahshahani's extensive teaching experience, this volume presents a thorough, rigorous course on the theory of differentiable manifolds. Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students in mathematics, the treatment's prerequisites include a strong background in undergraduate mathematics, including multivariable calculus, linear algebra, elementary abstract algebra, and point set topology. More than 200 exercises offer students ample opportunity to gauge their skills and gain additional insights. The four-part treatment begins with a single chapter devoted to the tensor algebra of linear spaces and their mappings. Part II brings in neighboring points to explore integrating vector fields, Lie bracket, exterior derivative, and Lie derivative. Part III, involving manifolds and vector bundles, develops the main body of the course. The final chapter provides a glimpse into geometric structures by introducing connections on the tangent bundle as a tool to implant the second derivative and the derivative of vector fields on the base manifold. Relevant historical and philosophical asides enhance the mathematical text, and helpful Appendixes offer supplementary material.
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Differential Manifolds

Author: Antoni A. Kosinski

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048631815X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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Introductory text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students presents systematic study of the topological structure of smooth manifolds, starting with elements of theory and concluding with method of surgery. 1993 edition.
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Curvature in Mathematics and Physics

Author: Shlomo Sternberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486292711

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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Expert treatment introduces semi-Riemannian geometry and its principal physical application, Einstein's theory of general relativity, using the Cartan exterior calculus as a principal tool. Prerequisites include linear algebra and advanced calculus. 2012 edition.
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