by Nigel Hitchin
Number of pages: 94
This is an introductory course on differentiable manifolds. One of the historical driving forces of the theory of manifolds was General Relativity, where the manifold is four-dimensional spacetime, wormholes and all. A large part of the text is occupied with the theory of differential forms and the exterior derivative.
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