By Marcel Berger

Riemannian geometry has this present day turn into an unlimited and critical topic. This new publication of Marcel Berger units out to introduce readers to lots of the dwelling issues of the sector and bring them fast to the most effects identified so far. those effects are said with no particular proofs however the major principles concerned are defined and stimulated. this allows the reader to procure a sweeping panoramic view of virtually the whole thing of the sector. although, seeing that a Riemannian manifold is, even at the start, a sophisticated item, attractive to hugely non-natural strategies, the 1st 3 chapters commit themselves to introducing many of the suggestions and instruments of Riemannian geometry within the so much normal and motivating manner, following particularly Gauss and Riemann.

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Summing up, there are natural isomorphisms ∼ D (M )N −→ DN (M × N ) and ∼ D (N )M −→ DM (M × N ) and an internal decomposition D (M × N ) = DN (M × N ) ⊕ DM (M × N ) . 20 The decompositions D (M × N ) = D (M )N ⊕ D (N )M and D (M × N ) = DN (M × N ) ⊕ DM (M × N ) precisely express the intuitive fact that every vector field on a product may be decomposed into a horizontal and a vertical component. Moreover, n. 19 says that there are two natural formalizations of the concept of a ‘horizontal’ (respectively, vertical) vector field.

8 Morphisms of Vector Bundles Let ξ : Eξ → N and π : Eπ → M be vector bundles and f : N → M a smooth map. Denote as usual by f ∗ (π) : Ef ∗ (π) → N the induced by f from Eπ bundle and by f the induced map. Definition. 5) such that f =f ◦g . If g is an isomorphism, then f will be said to be regular . A morphism is compatible with the projection maps ξ, π and fiber-wise linear, because of similar properties of f and g. For each n ∈ N , f n : ξ −1 (n) → π −1 (f (n)) will denote the restriction of f on the fibers at n and at f (n).

October 8, 2008 14:20 World Scientific Book - 9in x 6in 18 Fat Manifolds and Linear Connections If N is an open subset of M then A|N is always a smooth algebra, possibly with boundary. Therefore, an open submanifold of M is nothing but an open subset of M , considered as a manifold according to the above introduced identification. Now suppose that C is a closed subset of M . Taking into account the definition of the restriction algebra and using a suitable partition of unity, one easily proves that the restriction homomorphism ρ : C∞ (M ) → C∞ (M )|C is surjective.