An Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds and Riemannian Geometry, Revised – 2nd Edition Editor-in-Chiefs: William Boothby. Authors: William Boothby. MA Introduction to Differential Geometry and Topology William M. Boothby, An Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds and Riemannian Geometry. Here’s my answer to this question at length. In summary, if you are looking.

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The key is to use the partition of unity. There are more than exercises for the goothby. On the other hand, it is fair to say that this book is probably as good as any other available book comparable in subject and scope. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. At the time, I had several manifold theory books. These either assume the reader is already familiar with manifolds, or start with the definition of a manifold but go through the basics too fast to be effective as an introductory text.

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Scott Foresman ; reprinted by Springer in hardcover, and again later in softcover. Boothbh exercises are affordable. Nice, short small pagesand out of print. MurrayZexiang LiS. See all 9 reviews. This book has been in constant, successful use for more than 25 years and has helped several generations of students as well as working mathemeticians, physicists and engineers to gain a good working knowledge of manifolds and to appreciate their importance, beauty and extensive applications.

The second edition of An Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds and Riemannian Geometry, Revised has sold over 6, copies since publication in and this revision will make it even more useful. I have just finished the book “Manfredo P. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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diffsrential Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This book is a standard reference on the subject of differential manifolds and Riemannian geometry in many somewhat more applied fields, such as mine control theory. To understand the difference between imbedded and regular submanifolds, you need to know some basic topology. I think do Carmo summarizes a lot of the elementary material that he needs much of which would be covered in more detail in Boothby’s book, for example in Chapter 0.


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To me, it seemed that the book is the easiest and the most reader-friendly, particularly for self-study. Although knot theory is not my specialty, I have been dkfferential in knot theory because group theory is a useful tool in studying knots.

The author’s style is philosophical, fundamental, conceptual, rather than emphasizing skills and computations. Abstract Algebra, 3rd Edition. It is also the only book that thoroughly reviews certain areas of advanced calculus that are necessary to understand the differrntial.

An Introduction to Manifolds: So I recommend that you read again the corresponding part of Boothby even though you experienced Spivak’s book. Customers who bought this item also bought. This is another merit of the book for me. When I was a doctoral student, I studied geometry and topology. Disadvantage as a textbook for any course: University Press of Virginia, later editions published through at least May 30 ’15 at 1: So, until a better one comes along, I will continue reading and using this book.

I appreciate the author. And I think that the arguments could be a little messy to readers. This book is masterfully written and excels for its clearness and elementary conception of every detail. The pace is relatively liesurely, inessential abstraction and generality are avoided, the essential ideas used from the prerequisite subjects are reviewed, and there is an abundance of accessible and carefully developed examples to illuminate new concepts and to motivate the reader by illustrating their power.


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The treatment is elegant and efficient. Jacobi fields and cut loci, tubullar neighbourhoods and their volumes, Rauch comparison theorem English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

But I recommend that if you ever encounter differential boothny theory for the first time, then you solve a few exercises of the earlier part of the book. Pure and Applied Mathematics Book Paperback: I’d like to recommend that if the arguments require too much of your time, then you take it lightly.

Then he gives Cartan structure equations for a Riemannian manifold, using an arbitrary moving frame and he proves that in a symmetric space the curvature tensor is parallel Cartan’s theorem. From the Back Cover Differentiable manifolds and the differential and integral calculus of their associated structures, such as vectors, tensors, and differential forms are of great importance in many areas of mathematics and its applications. This book gives a thorough treatment of the most basic concepts of manifold theory, and a good review of the relevant prerequisites from advanced calculus.

Showing of 9 reviews. But the book has overwhelmingly more good points. In Section 5 of Chapter 3, three kinds of submanifolds are introduced, namely immersed submanifolds, imbedded submanifolds, and regular submanifolds.