Differential Topology and Morse Theory
by Dirk Schuetz
Publisher: University of Sheffield 2009
Number of pages: 96
These notes describe basic material about smooth manifolds (vector fields, flows, tangent bundle, partitions of unity, Whitney embedding theorem, foliations, etc...), introduction to Morse theory, and various applications.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Jie Wu - National University of Singapore
Contents: Tangent Spaces, Vector Fields in Rn and the Inverse Mapping Theorem; Topological and Differentiable Manifolds, Diffeomorphisms, Immersions, Submersions and Submanifolds; Examples of Manifolds; Fibre Bundles and Vector Bundles; etc.
by Nigel Hitchin
The historical driving force of the theory of manifolds was General Relativity, where the manifold is four-dimensional spacetime, wormholes and all. This text is occupied with the theory of differential forms and the exterior derivative.
by Karl-Hermann Neeb - FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg
From the table of contents: Basic Concepts (The concept of a fiber bundle, Coverings, Morphisms...); Bundles and Cocycles; Cohomology of Lie Algebras; Smooth G-valued Functions; Connections on Principal Bundles; Curvature; Perspectives.
by Uwe Kaiser - Boise State University
This is a preliminary version of introductory lecture notes for Differential Topology. We try to give a deeper account of basic ideas of differential topology than usual in introductory texts. Many examples of manifolds are worked out in detail.