A very nice introduction to Riemannian Geometry T Get geometry Doesn t down in technicality but offers xercises and xamples that help build intuition It s a great place to get started learning geomery The theory of curvature forms the crowning glory of geometry The ancient Greeks missed it altogether since they failed to take the differential point of view we owe to the development of the calculus during the arly modern period and which by the time of Gauss had issued in a ri. This text is designed for a one uarter or one semester graduate course on Riemannian geometry It focuses on developing an intimate acuaintance with the geometric meaning of curvature and thereby introduces and demonstrates all the main technical tools needed for a advanced study of Riemannian manifolds The book begins with a careful treatment of the machinery of metrics connections and geodesics and then introduces. Ohn Lee s Riemannian Manifolds An Introduction To Curvature The Last Of Three Volumes Curvature the last of three volumes the theory of manifolds the first two on topological and smooth manifolds respectively having been previously reviewed here by this recensionist Lee outdoes himself in this All Roads Lead Home elegant little text he alreadystablishes himself as a capable pedagogue in the first volume and his style only improves in the second but in this third he rises to dazzling heights of clarity and concision There are Characterization of manifolds of constant curvature This uniue volume will appeal specially to students by presenting a selective introduction to the main ideas of the subject in an asily accessible way The material is ideal for a single course but broad nough to provide students with a firm foundation from which to pursue research or develop applications in Riemannian geometry and other fields that use its tools.
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John M. Lee