Lectures On Chern-weil Theory And Witten Deformations PDF
Part of the Nankai Tracts In Mathematics series
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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 Andre 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 Poincare-Hopf index formula, as well as the Morse inequalities based on deformations introduced by Edward Witten.
- Format: PDF
- Pages: 132 pages
- Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
- Publication Date: 21/09/2001
- Category: Number theory
- ISBN: 9789812386588