Lectures on the Geometry of Manifolds
by Liviu I. Nicolaescu
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company 2009
Number of pages: 570
The goal of this book is to introduce the reader to some of the most frequently used techniques in modern global geometry. Suited to the beginning graduate student willing to specialize in this very challenging field, the necessary prerequisite is a good knowledge of several variables calculus, linear algebra and point-set topology.
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