Differential topology by Victor Guillemin

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .

Written in English

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  • Differential topology.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Statement[by] Victor Guillemin [and] Alan Pollack.
ContributionsPollack, Alan, joint author.
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LC ClassificationsQA613.6 .G84
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 222 p.
Number of Pages222
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Open LibraryOL5044234M
ISBN 100132126052
LC Control Number74004115

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