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What r the prerequisites for studying diff geo?

  1. Nov 3, 2005 #1
    What r the prerequisites for studying diff geo????

    hi
    i am pavanakumar. I am a newbie here could any one suggest me what r the
    prerequisites to start studying diff geo. Any good book to start with
    :smile:

    thank u

    pavanakumar M
     
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  3. Nov 3, 2005 #2
    Study and understand Spivak's "Calculus on Manifolds". Prerequisites for that text are familiarity with multivariable calculus and some exposure to real analysis (as it pertains to the theory of integration).
     
  4. Nov 3, 2005 #3

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    actually that is the prerequisite for an in depth study of all of modern diff geom.. much less will suffice for an introduction to classical diff geom, just calculus of 2 or 3 variables.
     
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