Synopses & Reviews
"Cartan's work provides a superb text for an undergraduate course in advanced calculus, but at the same time it furnishes the reader with an excellent foundation for global and nonlinear algebra." — Mathematical Review
"Brilliantly successful." — Bulletin de l'Association des Professeurs de Mathematiques
"The presentation is precise and detailed, the style lucid and almost conversational . . . clearly an outstanding text and work of reference." — Annales
Cartan's Formes Differentielles was first published in France in 1967. It was based on the world-famous teacher's experience at the Faculty of Sciences in Paris, where his reputation as an outstanding exponent of the Bourbaki school of mathematics was first established.
Addressed to second- and third-year students of mathematics, the material skillfully spans the pure and applied branches in the familiar French manner, so that the applied aspects gain in rigor while the pure mathematics loses none of its dignity. This book is equally essential as a course text, as a work of reference, or simply as a brilliant mathematical exercise.
Addressed to 2nd- and 3rd-year students, this work by a world-famous teacher skillfully spans the pure and applied branches, so that applied aspects gain in rigor while pure mathematics loses none of its dignity. Equally essential as a text, a reference, or simply as a brilliant mathematical exercise. 1971 edition.
Hailed by Mathematical Review
as "a superb text for an undergraduate course in advanced calculus" and "an excellent foundation for global and nonlinear algebra," this volume by a world-famous mathematician was originally published in France, where the science journal Annales
declared it "precise and detailed, the style lucid and almost conversational . . . an outstanding text and work of reference."
Table of Contents
1. Differential forms
2. Elements of the calculus of variations
3. Applications of the moving frame method to the theory of curves and surfaces