“Bott and Tu give us an introduction to algebraic topology via differential forms, imbued with the spirit of a master who knew differential forms way back when, yet . Text: Raoul Bott and Loring W. Tu, Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology, 3rd Algebraic topology offers a possible solution by transforming the geometric. The guiding principle in this book is to use differential forms as an aid in exploring some of the less digestible aspects of algebraic topology. Accord ingly, we.

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Moreover, the differential forms and the general homotopy theory differrntial well integrated so that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. But surprisingly enough, even though I didn’t solve tons of exercises, I have learned a lot, and I have gained a lot of skills from this book.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Topology and Geometry Glen E. Review quote “Bott and Tu give us an introduction to algebraic topology via differential forms, imbued with the spirit of a master who knew differential forms way back when, yet written from a mature point of view which draws together the separate paths traversed by de Rham theory and homotopy theory.

On the back cover one can read “With its stress on concreteness, motivation, and readability, Differential forms in algebraic topology should be suitable for self-study. The last chapter is devoted to a brief and comprehensive description of the Chern and Pontryagin classes. Introduction to Topological Manifolds John M.

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I’ve never done the topologj from Bott-Tu, but I think your background is sufficient if you know basic facts about manifolds. Fu you will see some unfamiliar term, you can always return back and learn about it. With its stress on concreteness, motivation, and readability, this book is equally suitable for self-study and as a one-semester course in topology. They are not following Bott-Tu book, but there are a lot of common topics. Although we have in mind an audience with prior exposure to algebraic or differential topology, for the most part a good knowledge of linear algebra, advanced calculus, and point-set topology should suffice.

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Loring Tu’s book seems to be a bit too slow at least for me. Mathematics Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled.

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Springer New YorkMay 16, – Mathematics – pages. Riemannian Geometry Peter Petersen. Within the text itself we have stated with care the more advanced results that are needed, so that a mathematically mature reader who accepts these background materials on faith should be able to read the entire book with the minimal prerequisites. The guiding principle foorms this book is to use differential forms as an aid in exploring some of the less digestible aspects of algebraic topology.

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. But if you will feel that you need some more problems on algebraic topology, there differentizl a lot of nice books.

Apart from background in calculus and linear algbra I’ve thoroughly went through the first 5 chapters of Munkres. Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics V.

Introduction to Smooth Manifolds John M. Some acquaintance with manifolds, simplicial complexes, singular homology and cohomology, and homotopy groups is helpful, but not really necessary.

But you don’t need to read the whole book on manifolds. Altogether it is only about 50 pages, and I think Warner gives a concise and clear introduction to the subject. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x foms Raoul BottLoring W.

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We have indicated these in the schematic diagram that follows. The reader who seriously follows this invitation really learns a lot of algebraic topology and mathematics in general.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I’m thinking of reading “An introduction to manifolds” by Tu next.