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Why are Invariants so special?

by NoodleDurh
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NoodleDurh
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Apr25-14, 03:16 PM
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I only ask, because I noticed that the Euler Characteristic is an invariant and pops up in differential geometry as the G-B theorem. so could some one explain why they are special.
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Apr25-14, 05:16 PM
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PF Gold
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"Invariants" don't change! That makes them much easier to work with than things that are changing.


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