by Neil Lambert
Publisher: King's College London 2011
Number of pages: 59
From the table of contents: Manifolds (Elementary Topology and Definitions); The Tangent Space; Maps Between Manifolds; Vector Fields; Tensors; Differential Forms; Connections, Curvature and Metrics; Riemannian Manifolds.
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