Topics in Differential Geometry
by Peter W. Michor
Publisher: American Mathematical Society 2008
Number of pages: 429
This book treats the fundamentals of differential geometry: manifolds, flows, Lie groups and their actions, invariant theory, differential forms and de Rham cohomology, bundles and connections, Riemann manifolds, isometric actions, and symplectic and Poisson geometry. The layout of the material stresses naturality and functoriality from the beginning and is as coordinate-free as possible.
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by Dmitri Zaitsev - Trinity College Dublin
From the table of contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to Smooth Manifolds; Chapter 2. Basic results from Differential Topology; Chapter 3. Tangent spaces and tensor calculus; Tensors and differential forms; Chapter 4. Riemannian geometry.
by Stefan Waner
Smooth manifolds and scalar fields, tangent vectors, contravariant and covariant vector fields, tensor fields, Riemannian manifolds, locally Minkowskian manifolds, covariant differentiation, the Riemann curvature tensor, premises of general relativity.
by Theodore Shifrin - University of Georgia
Contents: Curves (Examples, Arclength Parametrization, Frenet Frame); Surfaces: Local Theory (Parametrized Surfaces, Gauss Map, Covariant Differentiation, Parallel Translation, Geodesics); Surfaces: Further Topics (Holonomy, Hyperbolic Geometry,...).
by Balazs Csikos - Eötvös Loránd University
Contents: Basic Structures on Rn, Length of Curves; Curvatures of a Curve; Plane Curves; 3D Curves; Hypersurfaces; Surfaces in 3-dimensional space; Fundamental equations of hypersurface theory; Topological and Differentiable Manifolds; etc.