Author | Kolรกล{153}, Ivan. author |
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Title | Natural Operations in Differential Geometry [electronic resource] / by Ivan Kolรกล{153}, Jan Slovรกk, Peter W. Michor |

Imprint | Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 1993 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-02950-3 |

Descript | VI, 434 p. online resource |

SUMMARY

The aim of this work is threefold: First it should be a monographical work on natural bundles and natural opยญ erators in differential geometry. This is a field which every differential geometer has met several times, but which is not treated in detail in one place. Let us explain a little, what we mean by naturality. Exterior derivative commutes with the pullback of differential forms. In the background of this statement are the following general concepts. The vector bundle A kT* M is in fact the value of a functor, which associates a bundle over M to each manifold M and a vector bundle homomorphism over f to each local diffeomorphism f between manifolds of the same dimension. This is a simple example of the concept of a natural bundle. The fact that exterior derivative d transforms sections of A kT* M into sections of A k+1T* M for every manifold M can be expressed by saying that d is an operator from A kT* M into A k+1T* M

CONTENT

I. Manifolds and Lie Groups -- II. Differential Forms -- III. Bundles and Connections -- IV. Jets and Natural Bundles -- V. Finite Order Theorems -- VI. Methods for Finding Natural Operators -- VII. Further Applications -- VIII. Product Preserving Functors -- IX. Bundle Functors on Manifolds -- X. Prolongation of Vector Fields and Connections -- XI. General Theory of Lie Derivatives -- XII. Gauge Natural Bundles and Operators -- References -- List of symbols -- Author index

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