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Differential Topology – Victor Guillemin, Alan Pollack – Google Books

Then a version of Sard’s Theorem was proved. The course provides an introduction to differential topology. The main aim was to show that homotopy classes of maps from a compact, connected, oriented manifold to the sphere of the same dimension are classified by the degree. It asserts that the set of all singular values guillekin any smooth manifold is a subset of measure zero.

Concerning embeddings, one first ueses the local result to find a differenital Y of a given embedding f in the strong topology, such that any map contained in this neighborhood is an guilpemin when restricted to the memebers of some open cover.

Then I revisted Whitney’s embedding Theoremand extended it to non-compact manifolds. I plan to cover the following topics: Pollqck Undergraduate and graduate students interested in differential topology. The text is mostly self-contained, requiring only undergraduate analysis and linear algebra.

I introduced submersions, immersions, stated the normal form theorem for functions of locally constant rank and defined embeddings and transversality between a map and a submanifold. In others, the students are guided step-by-step through proofs of fundamental results, such as the Jordan-Brouwer separation theorem.


Topolog I defined the compact-open and strong topology on the set of continuous functions between topological spaces. The rules for passing the course: I stated the problem of understanding which vector bundles admit nowhere vanishing sections.

A final mark above 5 is needed in difcerential to pass the course. As a consequence, any vector bundle over a contractible space is trivial. Then basic notions concerning manifolds were reviewed, such as: I showed that, in the oriented case and under the assumption that the rank equals the dimension, the Euler number is the only obstruction to the existence of nowhere vanishing sections.

A formula for the norm of the r’th differential of a composition of two functions was established in the proof. Complete and sign the license agreement. One then finds another neighborhood Z of f guilldmin that functions in the intersection of Y and Z are forced to be embeddings.

Moreover, I showed that if the rank equals the dimension, there is always a section that vanishes at exactly one point. Some are routine explorations of the main material. To subscribe to the current year of Memoirs of the AMSplease download this required license agreement.

Differential Topology

The proof relies on the approximation results and an extension result for the strong topology. It is a jewel of mathematical exposition, judiciously picking exactly the right mixture of detail and generality to display the richness within. It is the topology whose basis is given by allowing for infinite intersections of memebers of the subbasis which defines the weak topology, as long as the corresponding collection of charts on M is locally finite. By inspecting the proof of Whitney’s embedding Theorem for compact manifoldsrestults about approximating functions by immersions and embeddings were obtained.


I presented three equivalent ways to think about these concepts: I also proved the parametric version of TT and the jet version. Email, fax, or send via postal mail to: For AMS eBook frontlist subscriptions or backfile collection purchases: This, in turn, was proven by globalizing the corresponding denseness result for maps from a closed ball to Euclidean space.

I proved that this definition does not depend on the chosen regular value and coincides for homotopic maps. In the years since its first publication, Guillemin and Pollack’s book has become a standard text on the subject. At the beginning I gave a short motivation for differential topology. The book has yopology wealth of exercises of various types.

Various transversality statements where proven with the help of Sard’s Theorem and the Globalization Theorem both established in the previous class. I proved that any vector bundle whose rank is strictly larger than the dimension of the manifold admits such a section.

The existence of such a section is equivalent to splitting the vector topolpgy into a trivial line bundle and a vector bundle of lower rank.