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Jun4-05, 01:35 PM
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Quote Quote by mathwonk
If this class is being taught by Richard S Millman, I think it should be excellent. In my view the world's best differential geometry book is by spivak, especially volume 2. vol 1 is a big load of abstract background on manifolds, and makes it hard, or at least long, to get to vol 2.

it is probably important to also have a short version, like maybe millman and parker, or manfred docarmo, or the notes by Ted Shifrin from University of Georgia.
Yeah, he's the guy; he's new to the university. I think the class text is "Elements of Differential Geometry" but I'll ask him about the short version. I usually like to have a couple of texts for classes like this.