Natural Operations in Differential Geometry
by Ivan Kolar, Peter W. Michor, Jan Slovak
Publisher: Springer 1993
Number of pages: 437
This book tries to be a rather comprehensive textbook on all basic structures from the theory of jets which appear in different branches of differential geometry. The book begins with an introduction to differential geometry stressing naturality and functionality, and the general theory of connections on arbitrary fibered manifolds. The functional approach to classical natural bundles is extended to a large class of geometrically interesting categories. Several methods of finding all natural operators are given and these are identified for many concrete geometric problems. After reduction each problem to a finite order setting, the remaining discussion is based on properties of jet spaces, and the basic structures from the theory of jets are therefore described here too in a self-contained manner.
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by Paul Bracken (ed.) - InTech
Differential geometry is a very active field of research and has many applications to areas such as physics and gravity, for example. The papers in this book cover a number of subjects which will be of interest to workers in these areas.
by David Bachman - arXiv
This is a textbook on differential forms. The primary target audience is sophomore level undergraduates enrolled in a course in vector calculus. Later chapters will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students.
by Peter J. Cameron - Queen Mary College
The author is concerned with the geometry of incidence of points and lines, over an arbitrary field, and unencumbered by metrics or continuity (or even betweenness). The treatment of these themes blends the descriptive with the axiomatic.
by Martin A. Guest - arXiv
This is an introduction to some of the analytic aspects of quantum cohomology. The small quantum cohomology algebra, regarded as an example of a Frobenius manifold, is described without going into the technicalities of a rigorous definition.