The Wedge Product and the Definition of the Cartan Derivative

  • Klaus Jänich
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


To define the Cartan derivative we use a tool from multilinear algebra, the exterior, or “wedge,” product of alternating multilinear forms.


Differential Form Product Rule Complex Property Dual Basis Real Vector Space 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Jänich
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  1. 1.NWF-I MathematikUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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