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Description - Differential Forms and Applications by Manfredo P. Do Carmo

The book treats differential forms and uses them to study some local and global aspects of the differential geometry of surfaces. Differential forms are introduced in a simple way that will make them attractive to "users" of mathematics. A brief and elementary introduction to differentiable manifolds is given so that the main theorem, namely the Stokes' theorem, can be presented in its natural setting. The applications consist in developing the method of moving frames of E. Cartan to study the local differential geometry of immersed surfaces in R3 as well as the intrinsic geometry of surfaces. Everything is then put together in the last chapter to present Chern's proof of the Gauss-Bonnet theorem for compact surfaces.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783540576181
ISBN-10: 3540576185
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 118
Imprint: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Publish Date: 28-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: Germany

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