differential topology


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differential topology

[‚dif·ə′ren·chəl tə′päl·ə·jē]
(mathematics)
The branch of mathematics dealing with differentiable manifolds.
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A previous or concurrent course in differential topology would also be useful to a few sections.
His research interests include differential topology and geometry and applied mathematics, and he has written undergraduate mathematics texts on linear algebra and multivariable calculus.
Four subsequent chapters develop the mathematics in a simple and direct style, assuming that readers are acquainted with basic ideas of differential topology.
And due to the differential topology of PCI Express, good measurements should be made with differential probes.
That uncertainty vanished when Stephen Smale, now at the University of California, Berkeley, proved a theorem in the field of differential topology demonstrating the feasibility of a sphere eversion.
Exotic smoothness and physics; differential topology and spacetime models.
Topics include lattice points, polyhedra, and complexity; root systems and generalized associahedra; combinatorial differential topology and geometry; equivariant invariants and linear geometry; hyperplane arrangements; Poset topology; and convex polytopes.
Collected papers of John Milnor; differential topology.
Morse found that the number of critical points of a smooth function on a manifold is closely related to the topology of the manifold, a discovery which became a starting point for the Morse theory, one of the basic elements of differential topology.
Topics discussed range from classical differential topology and homotopy theory to more recent lines of research such as topological quantum field theory (string theory).
Working from rigorous theorems and proofs, and offering a broad array of examples and applications he covers point set topology, combinatorial topology, differential topology, geometric topology and algebraic topology in chapters on continuity, compactness and connectedness, manifolds and complexes, homotopy and the winding number, fundamental group, and homology.

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