What does this notation mean


by CornMuffin
Tags: notation
CornMuffin
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Mar9-12, 01:30 PM
P: 62
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Here is the context:
suppose [itex]f=(f_1,...,f_{n+1})[/itex] is a smooth retraction of [itex]B^{n+1}[/itex] onto [itex]S^n[/itex]


But what does the following statement mean?
[itex]\int _{S^n}f_1df_2\wedge df_3 \wedge ... \wedge df_{n+1}[/itex]



2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution
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xaos
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Mar9-12, 02:40 PM
P: 158
this looks like it is being used in context of stokes theorem. any more information i think would be doing the problem. i think you can use the most obvious retract for this.


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