Characteristic Classes

  • Raoul Bott
  • Loring W. Tu
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 82)


After the excursion into homotopy theory in the previous chapter, we return now to the differentiable category. Thus in this chapter, in the absence of explicit qualifications, all spaces are smooth manifolds, all maps are smooth maps, and H*(X) denotes the de Rham cohomology.


Vector Bundle Line Bundle Chern Class Regular Sequence Cohomology Ring 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raoul Bott
    • 1
  • Loring W. Tu
    • 2
  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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