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Author Bär, Christian.

Title Differential characters / by Christian Bär, Christian Becker
Published Cham : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 187 pages)
Series Lecture notes in mathematics, 0075-8434 ; 2112
Lecture notes in mathematics (Springer-Verlag) ; 2112
Contents Differential Characters and Geometric Chains -- Relative differential Cohomology
Summary Providing a systematic introduction to differential characters as introduced by Cheeger and Simons, this text describes important concepts such as fiber integration, higher dimensional holonomy, transgression, and the product structure in a geometric manner. Differential characters form a model of what is nowadays called differential cohomology, which is the mathematical structure behind the higher gauge theories in physics
Notes Includes index
Subject Algebraic topology.
Global differential geometry.
Form Electronic book
Author Becker, Christian, 1975-
ISBN 3319070339 (print)
3319070347 (electronic bk.)
9783319070339 (print)
9783319070346 (electronic bk.)