By Frank Morgan

ISBN-10: 0867202424

ISBN-13: 9780867202427

This vintage textual content serves as a device for self-study; it's also used as a easy textual content for undergraduate classes in differential geometry. The author's skill to extract the basic components of the idea in a lucid and concise style permits the coed quick access to the fabric and allows the trainer so as to add emphasis and canopy detailed issues. the intense wealth of examples in the routines and the hot fabric, starting from isoperimetric difficulties to reviews on Einstein's unique paper on relativity concept, increase this new version.

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