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Differentiation of Differential Forms

  • David Bachman
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Abstract

The goal of this section is to figure out what we mean by the derivative of a differential form. One way to think about a derivative is as a function which measures the variation of some other function. Suppose ω is a 1-form on ℝ2. What do we mean by the “variation” of ω? One thing we can try is to plug in a vector field V.

Keywords

Differential Form Directional Derivative Contact Structure Algebraic Computation Solid Torus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsPitzer CollegeClaremontUSA

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