Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology / Edition 1

Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology / Edition 1

by Raoul Bott, Loring W. Tu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387906134

ISBN-13: 9780387906133

Pub. Date: 05/24/1982

Publisher: Springer New York

Developed from a first-year graduate course in algebraic topology, this text is an informal introduction to some of the main ideas of contemporary homotopy and cohomology theory. The materials are structured around four core areas: de Rham theory, the Cech-de Rham complex, spectral sequences, and characteristic classes. By using the de Rham theory of

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Overview

Developed from a first-year graduate course in algebraic topology, this text is an informal introduction to some of the main ideas of contemporary homotopy and cohomology theory. The materials are structured around four core areas: de Rham theory, the Cech-de Rham complex, spectral sequences, and characteristic classes. By using the de Rham theory of differential forms as a prototype of cohomology, the machineries of algebraic topology are made easier to assimilate. With its stress on concreteness, motivation, and readability, this book is equally suitable for self-study and as a one-semester course in topology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387906133
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
05/24/1982
Series:
Graduate Texts in Mathematics Series, #82
Edition description:
1st ed. 1982. Corr. 3rd printing 1995
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
1,058,888
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: De Rham Theory.- The Tic-Tac-Toe Game.- Spectral Sequences.- Characteristic Classes.- Bibliography.- Glossary of Notations.

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