Lectures On Differential Geometry (Series On University Mathematics, Vol. 1) - Shiing-shen Chern, Wei-Huan Chen, K.S. Lam (2000)
ISBN 9789810234942
Subject Geometry, Differential
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
Publication Date 3/15/2000
Format Hardcover (218 x 155 mm)
Language English
This book is a translation of an authoritative introductory text based on a lecture series delivered by the renowned differential geometer, Professor S S Chern in Beijing University in 1980. The original Chinese text, authored by Professor Chern and Professor Wei-Huan Chen, was a unique contribution to the mathematics literature, combining simplicity and economy of approach with depth of contents. The present translation is aimed at a wide audience, including (but not limited to) advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, as well as physicists interested in the diverse applications of differential geometry to physics. In addition to a thorough treatment of the fundamentals of manifold theory, exterior algebra, the exterior calculus, connections on fiber bundles, Riemannian geometry, Lie groups and moving frames, and complex manifolds (with a succinct introduction to the theory of Chern classes), and an appendix on the relationship between differential geometry and theoretical physics, this,book includes a new chapter on Finsler geometry and a new appendix on the history and recent developments of differential geometry, beth prepared specially for this edition by Professor Chern to bring the text up-to-date.
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LoC Classification QA641 .C4913 1998
Dewey 516.36
Cover Price $58.00
No. of Pages 250