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.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Nigel Hitchin
The historical driving force of the theory of manifolds was General Relativity, where the manifold is four-dimensional spacetime, wormholes and all. This text is occupied with the theory of differential forms and the exterior derivative.
by Karl-Hermann Neeb - FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg
From the table of contents: Basic Concepts (The concept of a fiber bundle, Coverings, Morphisms...); Bundles and Cocycles; Cohomology of Lie Algebras; Smooth G-valued Functions; Connections on Principal Bundles; Curvature; Perspectives.
by Jie Wu - National University of Singapore
Contents: Tangent Spaces, Vector Fields in Rn and the Inverse Mapping Theorem; Topological and Differentiable Manifolds, Diffeomorphisms, Immersions, Submersions and Submanifolds; Examples of Manifolds; Fibre Bundles and Vector Bundles; etc.
by Ana Cannas da Silva - Princeton University
An overview of symplectic geometry – the geometry of symplectic manifolds. From a language of classical mechanics, symplectic geometry became a central branch of differential geometry and topology. This survey gives a partial flavor on this field.