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Recomended differential topology books

  1. Nov 4, 2011 #1
    Hi,
    I want to study differential topology by myself,
    and i am looking for a clear book that emphesizes also the intuitive aspect.
    I will be grateful to get some recommendations.
    Thank's
    Hedi
     
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  3. Nov 4, 2011 #2
    Milnor, Topology from a differentiable viewpoint. Guillemin and Pollack, Differential Topology.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2011 #3

    mathwonk

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    agreed. the milnor book is by the master, and the gp book is written for advanced undergrads.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2011 #4

    lavinia

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    Milnor's book indeed. As with all of Milnor's books the proofs are deceptively simple. Watch out.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2011 #5
    Thank's a lot
    Hedi
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 #6
    Milnor's book is good but I think you will get more out of his expositions if you have a background in manifold theory and real analysis. You may compose reading differential topology with milnor's morse theory book for instance and then it will be much more meaningful I think.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2011 #7
    Thank's
     
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