By Marcel Berger
Riemannian geometry has at the present time turn into an unlimited and critical topic. This new ebook of Marcel Berger units out to introduce readers to lots of the dwelling subject matters of the sphere and produce them speedy to the most effects identified so far. those effects are acknowledged with out exact proofs however the major rules concerned are defined and inspired. this permits the reader to acquire a sweeping panoramic view of just about the whole thing of the sphere. although, in view that a Riemannian manifold is, even before everything, a sophisticated item, attractive to hugely non-natural strategies, the 1st 3 chapters dedicate themselves to introducing a few of the innovations and instruments of Riemannian geometry within the such a lot traditional and motivating manner, following specifically Gauss and Riemann.
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A Panoramic view of Riemannian Geometry by Marcel Berger