Item description for Lectures on Chern-Weil Theory and Witten Deformations by Weiping Zhang...
This invaluable book is based on the notes of a graduate course on differential geometry which the author gave at the Nankai Institute of Mathematics. It consists of two parts: the first part contains an introduction to the geometric theory of characteristic classes due to Shiing-shen Chern and Andr Weil, as well as a proof of the Gauss--Bonnet--Chern theorem based on the Mathai--Quillen construction of Thom forms; the second part presents analytic proofs of the Poincar--Hopf index formula, as well as the Morse inequalities based on deformations introduced by Edward Witten.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2002
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810246862 ISBN13 9789810246860