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Differential Geometry Paperback – Apr 14 2006
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Graustein only very peripherally acknowledges the work of Riemann, Christoffel, Levi-Civita and Weyl in two pages, almost at the end of the book. He gives a very brief mention of Weyl's idea of an affine connection, which generalizes the Riemannian metric.
You will find almost no modern differential geometry in this book. Even the idea of a "tangent vector" is introduced only as a unit vector tangent to a curve. There are no tensors, no affine connection or Riemannian metric (apart from a very brief allusion), no topology, no differential forms, etc. etc. It's just the geometry of surfaces embedded in Euclidean 3-space, in the 19th century idiom of Gauss and Darboux. However, I do not regret buying it. It's good to have a book which gives me the Gaussian differential geometry in a well-presented compact format.
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