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Book DetailsGraduate Studies in MathematicsVolume: 93; 2008; 494 ppMSC: Primary 53
This book treats the fundamentals of differential geometry: manifolds, flows, Lie groups and their actions, invariant theory, differential forms and de Rham cohomology, bundles and connections, Riemann manifolds, isometric actions, and symplectic and Poisson geometry.
The layout of the material stresses naturality and functoriality from the beginning and is as coordinatefree as possible. Coordinate formulas are always derived as extra information. Some attractive unusual aspects of this book are as follows:
 Initial submanifolds and the Frobenius theorem for distributions of nonconstant rank (the StefanSussman theory) are discussed.
 Lie groups and their actions are treated early on, including the slice theorem and invariant theory.
 De Rham cohomology includes that of compact Lie groups, leading to the study of (nonabelian) extensions of Lie algebras and Lie groups.
 The FrölicherNijenhuis bracket for tangent bundle valued differential forms is used to express any kind of curvature and second Bianchi identity, even for fiber bundles (without structure groups). Riemann geometry starts with a careful treatment of connections to geodesic structures to sprays to connectors and back to connections, going via the second and third tangent bundles. The Jacobi flow on the second tangent bundle is a new aspect coming from this point of view.
 Symplectic and Poisson geometry emphasizes group actions, momentum mappings, and reductions.
This book gives the careful reader working knowledge in a wide range of topics of modern coordinatefree differential geometry in not too many pages. A prerequisite for using this book is a good knowledge of undergraduate analysis and linear algebra.
ReadershipGraduate students, research mathematicians and physicists interested in differential geometry, mechanics, and relativity.

Table of Contents

Chapters

Chapter I. Manifolds and vector fields

Chapter II. Lie groups and group actions

Chapter III. Differential forms and de Rham cohomology

Chapter IV. Bundles and connections

Chapter V. Riemann manifolds

Chapter VI. Isometric group actions or Riemann $G$manifolds

Chapter VII. Symplectic and Poisson geometry


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...remarkably effective. ... Michors book is a truly marvelous pick from which to learn a lot of beautiful, important, and current mathematics.
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Throughout the book the author stresses the development of short exact sequences and takes evident delight in the applications that ensue. For the reviewer, this is one of the most enjoyable qualities of the text. The text is a treasure, and will open up to the diligent and patient reader a vast panorama of modern differential geometry.
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This book treats the fundamentals of differential geometry: manifolds, flows, Lie groups and their actions, invariant theory, differential forms and de Rham cohomology, bundles and connections, Riemann manifolds, isometric actions, and symplectic and Poisson geometry.
The layout of the material stresses naturality and functoriality from the beginning and is as coordinatefree as possible. Coordinate formulas are always derived as extra information. Some attractive unusual aspects of this book are as follows:
 Initial submanifolds and the Frobenius theorem for distributions of nonconstant rank (the StefanSussman theory) are discussed.
 Lie groups and their actions are treated early on, including the slice theorem and invariant theory.
 De Rham cohomology includes that of compact Lie groups, leading to the study of (nonabelian) extensions of Lie algebras and Lie groups.
 The FrölicherNijenhuis bracket for tangent bundle valued differential forms is used to express any kind of curvature and second Bianchi identity, even for fiber bundles (without structure groups). Riemann geometry starts with a careful treatment of connections to geodesic structures to sprays to connectors and back to connections, going via the second and third tangent bundles. The Jacobi flow on the second tangent bundle is a new aspect coming from this point of view.
 Symplectic and Poisson geometry emphasizes group actions, momentum mappings, and reductions.
This book gives the careful reader working knowledge in a wide range of topics of modern coordinatefree differential geometry in not too many pages. A prerequisite for using this book is a good knowledge of undergraduate analysis and linear algebra.
Graduate students, research mathematicians and physicists interested in differential geometry, mechanics, and relativity.

Chapters

Chapter I. Manifolds and vector fields

Chapter II. Lie groups and group actions

Chapter III. Differential forms and de Rham cohomology

Chapter IV. Bundles and connections

Chapter V. Riemann manifolds

Chapter VI. Isometric group actions or Riemann $G$manifolds

Chapter VII. Symplectic and Poisson geometry

...remarkably effective. ... Michors book is a truly marvelous pick from which to learn a lot of beautiful, important, and current mathematics.
MAA Reviews 
Throughout the book the author stresses the development of short exact sequences and takes evident delight in the applications that ensue. For the reviewer, this is one of the most enjoyable qualities of the text. The text is a treasure, and will open up to the diligent and patient reader a vast panorama of modern differential geometry.
Mathematical Reviews