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Unformatted text preview: 1 Differential Topology/Geometry 1.1 Manifolds and Differentiable Structures nManifold. Let X be a topological space that is Hausdorff with a countable basis. Then X is a topological manifold if for all x X , there exists a set U 3 x such that there is a homeomophism : U D n R n . We write X n for an nmanifold. The sets and functions U and are called a local chart . Atlas. Let X be a topological manifold. A collection of charts { U , } that covers X is called an atlas . The atlas { U , } is a smooth atlas if for all , , the map  1 is smooth (i.e. in C ). Two atlases are equivalent if their union is still a smooth atlas. A smooth manifold is an equivalence class of atlases. The maps  1 are called the transition maps . Examples of Manifolds. 0. R n with U open balls. 1. S n with an atlas of 2 n + 2 charts that are simply the hemispheres. S n could have an atlas of only 2 charts, namely the stereographic projections from the North and South poles.charts, namely the stereographic projections from the North and South poles....
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 Spring '06
 DAVIDCOOK
 Math, Logic, Geometry, Topology

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