differentiable atlas

differentiable atlas

[‚dif·ə′ren·chə·bəl ′at·ləs]
(mathematics)
A family of embeddings hi:En→M of euclidean space into a topological space M with the property that hi -1 hj:En→En is a differentiable map for each pair of indices, i, j.
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