By Walter A. Poor

The remedy opens with an introductory bankruptcy on fiber bundles that proceeds to examinations of connection thought for vector bundles and Riemannian vector bundles. extra subject matters contain the function of harmonic conception, geometric vector fields on Riemannian manifolds, Lie teams, symmetric areas, and symplectic and Hermitian vector bundles. A attention of alternative differential geometric constructions concludes the textual content, together with surveys of attribute sessions of imperative bundles, Cartan connections, and spin structures.

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