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By W. D. Curtis

This paintings exhibits how the ideas of manifold thought can be utilized to explain the actual global. The thoughts of contemporary differential geometry are offered during this complete examine of classical mechanics, box thought, and straightforward quantum results.

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If R is the differential structure on Y , define a ditrerential structure RlX on X by RIX = { ( U ,4) E RI u c X ) . (c) Letf': U + R be C", U open in R". Let x = {(XI,. . , x " , J ( s ' , . . , x"))l(x', . . , x") E U } . X is an n-manifold, an atlas being { ( X ,$)}, where * ( X 1 , . . , X", X f l + 1 ) = (x', . . , X'I). (d) Let . . , x'" (XI, ' ) E R"+ ' 4: X -+ U is given by nf I We construct a Ccc-atlason S" consisting of two charts, the charts being stereographic projection from the north and south poles, respectively.

If and only if each 5' is. The only difference between < I , . . ,4" and the components of tS is that one is defined on U , the other on $(U). 0 39 40 4. 2 (a) Let X be open in R". Since we identify vectors at points of R" with points in R" we see that a Cm-vectorfield on X corresponds simply to a C"-map 5: X -+ R". (b) Consider S2. We identify Tx,S2with the set of all v E R 3 with xo I v. 1 will hold). A specific example is t(x, y, 4 = (xz,yz, z 2 - 1). 3 An integral curue of ( with initial condition xo E X is a Cm-curve c: I + X , I an open interval about 0, with c(0) = xo and for t E I , c'(t) = t(c(t)).

Iff: U R", we say f is Ck if each component f is Ck. +. 1 Let f': U +. R" be C', where f = ( j ' ,. . For each xo E U there is a unique linear transformation Axo: R" + R" such that Moreover, with respect to the standard bases of R" and R", the matrix of lxo is ((df i/~xj)(xo)). PROOF: Let (el, . . , en),(el, . . , ek) be the standard bases in R", R". Define We must verify Let xo = C1=lxbei, x = CrYlxiei. So 16 17 DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS IN SEVERAL VARIABLES So, by the triangle inequality it is enough to show, for each i, f'(x) - fi(xo) - x-X" (3fi Cn j = 1 SX' 1 (xo)(xj - xi) = 0.

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