By José Natário, Leonor Godinho
Not like many different texts on differential geometry, this textbook additionally bargains attention-grabbing functions to geometric mechanics and basic relativity.
The first half is a concise and self-contained creation to the fundamentals of manifolds, differential varieties, metrics and curvature. the second one half reviews purposes to mechanics and relativity together with the proofs of the Hawking and Penrose singularity theorems. it may be independently used for one-semester classes in both of those subjects.
The major rules are illustrated and additional constructed by way of a number of examples and over three hundred workouts. distinct suggestions are supplied for lots of of those workouts, making An advent to Riemannian Geometry perfect for self-study.
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An Introduction to Riemannian Geometry: With Applications to Mechanics and Relativity (Universitext) by José Natário, Leonor Godinho