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Problem with iterated integrals

  1. May 17, 2010 #1

    lavinia

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    I am trying to understand why the following expression is a homotopy invariant.

    Start with 2 closed 1 forms whose wedge product is null homologous.

    w1^w2 + dw12 = 0

    I want to understand why

    [tex] \int w_ {1}w_ {2} + \int w_ {12} [/tex]

    is a homotopy invariant of smooth paths where

    [tex] \int w_{1}w_{2} [/tex]

    is the iterated integral of the two 1 forms along the path
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
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  3. May 18, 2010 #2

    lavinia

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    Never mind - I figured it out
     
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