Introduction to Differential Topology
by Uwe Kaiser
Publisher: Boise State University 2006
Number of pages: 110
This is a preliminary version of introductory lecture notes for Differential Topology. We try to give a deeper account of basic ideas of differential topology than usual in introductory texts. Also many more examples of manifolds like matrix groups and Grassmannians are worked out in detail.
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