Elementary Differential Geometry
by Gilbert Weinstein
Publisher: UAB 2009
Number of pages: 62
These notes are for a beginning graduate level course in differential geometry. It is assumed that this is the students' first course in the subject. Thus the choice of subjects and presentation has been made to facilitate as much as possible a concrete picture.
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