Differential Geometry of Manifolds, Second Edition presents the extension of differential geometry from curves and surfaces to manifolds in general. The book provides a broad introduction to the field of differentiable and Riemannian manifolds, tying together classical and modern formulations. It introduces manifolds in a both streamlined and mathematically rigorous way while keeping a view toward applications, particularly in physics.
The author takes a practical approach, containing extensive exercises and focusing on applications, including the Hamiltonian formulations of mechanics, electromagnetism, string theory.
The Second Edition of this successful textbook offers several notable points of revision.
New to the Second Edition:
- New problems have been added and the level of challenge has been changed to the exercises
- Each section corresponds to a 60-minute lecture period, making it more user-friendly for lecturers
- Includes new sections which provide more comprehensive coverage of topics
- Features a new chapter on Multilinear Algebra
Table of Contents
Analysis of Multivariable Functions
Analysis of Manifolds
Introduction to Riemannian Geometry
Applications of Manifolds to Physics
A: Point Set Topology
B: Calculus of Variations
C: Further Topics in Multilinear Algebra
Stephen Lovett is a Professor of Mathematics at Wheaton College in Illinois. He has also taught at Eastern Nazerene College. He holds a PhD from Northeastern University. He also authored three well-received texts with CRC Press, including the companion volume, Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, Second Edition, with Tom Banchoff and Abstract Algebra: Structures and Applications.