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de Rham Theory

  • Raoul Bott
  • Loring W. Tu
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 82)

Abstract

To start things off we define in this section the de Rham cohomology and compute a few examples. This will turn out to be the most important diffeomorphism invariant of a manifold. So let x l,..., x n be the linear coordinates on ℝ n .

Keywords

Vector Bundle Compact Support Open Cover Cohomology Class Euler Class 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raoul Bott
    • 1
  • Loring W. Tu
    • 2
  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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