Lectures On Chern-weil Theory And Witten Deformations

Weiping Zhang

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789810246860

  • SGD 40.66
    Unit price per 
Tax included.

This invaluable book is based on the notes of a graduate course on differential geometry which the author gave at the Nankai Institute of Mathematics. It consists of two parts: the first part contains an introduction to the geometric theory of characteristic classes due to Shiing-shen Chern and André Weil, as well as a proof of the Gauss-Bonnet-Chern theorem based on the Mathai-Quillen construction of Thom forms; the second part presents analytic proofs of the Poincaré-Hopf index formula, as well as the Morse inequalities based on deformations introduced by Edward Witten.

Format: Paperback
No of Pages: 132
Imprint: World Scientific
Publication date: 20010925
Series: Nankai Tracts In Mathematics

We Also Recommend