“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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Looking for beautiful books? Though the book defines differential forms, it chooses algebraic approach. You would definitely need some basic understanding of manifolds, but I don’t think you will need too much.

But if you will feel that you need some more problems on algebraic topology, there are a lot of nice books. Riemannian Manifolds John M.

Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology

But you don’t need to read the whole book on manifolds. Why do you want to differentiak it? Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Account Options Sign in. It would be interesting to use Bott and Tu as the text for a first graduate course in algebraic topology; it would certainly be a wonderful supplement to a standard text.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? 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.


Book formx by Goodreads. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. The Best Books of For applications to homotopy There are more materials here than can be reasonably covered in a one-semester course.

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Table of contents I De Rham Theory. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I’ve never done the exercises from Bott-Tu, but I think your background is sufficient if you know basic facts about manifolds. Because, if you only want to begin studying algebraic topology, I strongly suggest to start from Hatcher. Representation Theory William Fulton. Indeed they assume “an audience with prior exposure to algebraic or differential topology”.

Description Developed from a first-year graduate course in algebraic topology, this text is an informal introduction to some of the main ideas of contemporary homotopy and cohomology theory. 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.

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The force of this technique is demonstrated by the fact that the authors at the end of this chapter arrive at a really comprehensive exposition of Poincare duality, the Euler differetnial Thom classes and the Thom isomorphism.

I read in a review somewhere that the exercises are too easy. Accord ingly, we move primarily in the realm of smooth manifolds and use the de Rham theory as a prototype of all of cohomology. Thus, the Mayer-Vietoris technique plays an important role in the exposition.


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We offer it in the hope that such an informal account of the subject at a semi-introductory level fills a gap in the literature. For applications to homotopy theory we also discuss by way of analogy cohomology with arbitrary coefficients.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The first chapter contains the de Rham theory, with stress on computability.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Speaking about exercises in Bott-Tu, there are indeed not too many of them, and most of them are pretty easy. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Tu No preview available – Loring Tu’s book seems to be a bit too slow at least for me. Algebraic Geometry Robin Hartshorne. I’d very much like to read “differential forms in algebraic topology”.

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