Characteristic Classes. (AM-76) / Edition 1

Characteristic Classes. (AM-76) / Edition 1

by John Milnor, James D. Stasheff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691081220

ISBN-13: 9780691081229

Pub. Date: 08/01/1974

Publisher: Princeton University Press

The theory of characteristic classes provides a meeting ground for the various disciplines of differential topology, differential and algebraic geometry, cohomology, and fiber bundle theory. As such, it is a fundamental and an essential tool in the study of differentiable manifolds.

In this volume, the authors provide a thorough introduction to characteristic

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Overview

The theory of characteristic classes provides a meeting ground for the various disciplines of differential topology, differential and algebraic geometry, cohomology, and fiber bundle theory. As such, it is a fundamental and an essential tool in the study of differentiable manifolds.

In this volume, the authors provide a thorough introduction to characteristic classes, with detailed studies of Stiefel-Whitney classes, Chern classes, Pontrjagin classes, and the Euler class. Three appendices cover the basics of cohomology theory and the differential forms approach to characteristic classes, and provide an account of Bernoulli numbers.

Based on lecture notes of John Milnor, which first appeared at Princeton University in 1957 and have been widely studied by graduate students of topology ever since, this published version has been completely revised and corrected.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691081229
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1974
Series:
Annals of Mathematics Studies Series, #76
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.81(d)

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