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1.4.8 The idea of a compact space
1.4.9 Maps between topological spaces
1.4.10 The idea of a homeomorphism
1.4.11 Separation axioms
1.4.12 Frames and locales
Differentiable Manifolds
2.1 Preliminary Remarks
2.2 The Main Definitions
2.2.1 Coordinate charts
2.2.2 Some examples of differentiable manifolds
2.2.3 Differentiable maps
2.3 Tangent Spaces
2.3.1 The intuitive idea
2.3.2 A tangent vector as an equivalence class of curves
2.3.3 The vector space structure on T,M
2.3.4 The push-forward of an equivalence class of curves
2.3.5 Tangent vectors as derivations
2.3.6 The tangent space T,V of a vector space V
2.3.7 A simple example of the push-forward op- eration
2.3.8 The tangent space of a product manifold
Vector Fields and n-Forms
3.1 Vector Fields
3.1.1 The main definition
3.1.2 The vector field commutator
3.1.3 h-related vector fields
3.2. INTEGRAL CURVES AND FLOWS 107
3.2 Integral Curves and Flows
3.2.1 Complete vector fields
3.2.2 One-parameter groups of diffeomorphisms
3.2.3 Local flows
3.3 Cotangent Vectors
3.3.1 The algebraic dual of a vector space
3.3.2 The main definitions
3.3.3 The pull-back of a one-form
3.3.4 A simple example of the pull-back opera- t ion
3.3.5 The Lie derivative
3.4 General Tensors and n-Forms
3.4.1 The tensor product operation
3.4.2 The idea of an n-form
3.4.3 The definition of the exterior derivative
3.4.4 The local nature of the exterior derivative
3.5 DeRham Cohomology
Lie Groups
4.1 The Basic Ideas
4.1.1 The first definitions
4.1.2 The orthogonal group
4.2 The Lie Algebra of a Lie Group
4.2.1 Left-invariant vector fields
4.2.2 The completeness of a left-invariant vector field
4.2.3 The exponential map
4.2.4 The Lie algebra of GL(n,IR)
4.3 Left-Invariant Forms
4.3.1 The basic definitions
4.3.2 The Cartan-Maurer form
4.4 Transformation Groups
4.4.1 The basic definitions
4.4.2 Different types of group action
4.4.4 Some important transitive actions
4.5 Infinitesimal Transformations
4.5.1 The induced vector field
5.1.2 The definition of a bundle
5.1.3 The idea of a cross-section
5.1.4 Covering spaces and sheaves
5.1.5 The definition of a sub-bundle
5.1.6 Maps between bundles
5.2.1 The main definition
5.2.2 Principal bundle maps
5.2.3 Cross-sections of a principal bundle
5.3 Associated Bundles
5.3.1 The main definition
5.3.2 Associated bundle maps
5.3.3 Restricting and extending the structure group
5.3.4 Riemannian metrics as reductions of B(M)
5.4 Vector Bundles
5.4.1 The main definitions
5.4.2 Vector bundles as associated bundles
6.1 Connections in a Principal Bundle
6.1.1 The definition of a connection
6.1.3 Local gauge transformations
6.1.4 Connections in the frame bundle
6.2 Parallel Transport
6.2.1 Parallel transport in a principal bundle
6.2.2 Parallel transport in an associated bundle
6.2.3 Covariant differentiation
6.2.4 The curvature two-form
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