Hindustan Book Agency 2002; 295 pp; hardcover ISBN10: 8185931291 ISBN13: 9788185931296 List Price: US$48 Member Price: US$38.40 Order Code: HIN/9
 This book arose out of courses taught by the author. It covers the traditional topics of differential manifolds, tensor fields, Lie groups, integration on manifolds and basic differential and Riemannian geometry. The author emphasizes geometric concepts, giving the reader a working knowledge of the topic. Motivations are given, exercises are included, and illuminating nontrivial examples are discussed. Important features include the following:  Geometric and conceptual treatment of differential calculus with a wealth of nontrivial examples.
 A thorough discussion of the muchused result on the existence, uniqueness, and smooth dependence of solutions of ODEs.
 Careful introduction of the concept of tangent spaces to a manifold.
 Early and simultaneous treatment of Lie groups and related concepts.
 A motivated and highly geometric proof of the Frobenius theorem.
 A constant reconciliation with the classical treatment and the modern approach.
 Simple proofs of the hairyball theorem and Brouwer's fixed point theorem.
 Construction of manifolds of constant curvature à la Chern.
This text would be suitable for use as a graduatelevel introduction to basic differential and Riemannian geometry. A publication of Hindustan Book Agency; distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society. Maximum discount of 20% for all commercial channels. Readership Graduate students, research mathematicians, and physicists interested in topological groups, Lie groups, and differential geometry. Table of Contents  Differential calculus
 Manifolds and Lie groups
 Tensor analysis
 Integration
 Riemannian geometry
 Tangent bundles and vector bundles
 Partitions of unity
 Bibliography
 List of symbols
 Index
