This is too silly not to do…

If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be W.B.R. Lickorish’s . I am an introduction to mathematical Knot Theory; the theory of knots and links of simple closed curves in three-dimensional space. I consist of a selection of topics which graduate students have found to be a successful introduction to the field. Three distinct techniques are employed; Geometric Topology Manoeuvres, Combinatorics, and Algebraic Topology.Which Springer GTM would An Introduction to Knot Theoryyou be? The Springer GTM Test |

(HT Modern Graph Theory)

Me:

Hmmm…

I can’t refuse a test on a Monday morning

“You are

Frank Warner’s Foundations of Differentiable Manifolds and Lie GroupsYou give a clear, detailed, and careful development of the basic facts on manifold theory and Lie Groups. You include differentiable manifolds, tensors and differentiable forms. Lie groups and homogenous spaces, integration on manifolds, and in addition provide a proof of the de Rham theorem via sheaf cohomology theory, and develop the local theory of elliptic operators culminating in a proof of the Hodge theorem. Those interested in any of the diverse areas of mathematics requiring the notion of a differentiable manifold will find you extremely useful.”

I guess I should go and look up some of the things “I am” since I’m not sure what all that means … ‘sheaf cohomology theory’? Monday morning indeed…