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Principal Bundles

  • Jouko Mickelsson
Part of the Plenum Monographs in Nonlinear Physics book series (PMNP)

Abstract

A smooth manifold M is a Hausdorff space which has a complete set (atlas) of coordinate charts (U α α ). Each U α is an open set of M and φ α : U α R n is a homeomorphism onto a subset of the standard Euclidean space such that the coordinate transformations φ α o φ -1 b are smooth functions. The space M is covered by the sets U α . n is the dimension of the manifold M.

Keywords

Vector Field Vector Bundle Tangent Space Tangent Vector Differential Form 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jouko Mickelsson
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  1. 1.University of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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