(30 minutes to learn)
The exterior function is a generalization of the differential of a function to differential forms. It appears in the statement of Stokes's Theorem for manifolds.
This concept has the prerequisites:
- Define the exterior derivative of a function and of a differential form
- Show that d(dw) = 0 for any differential form w
- Be able to manipulate exterior derivatives algebraically
Core resources (read/watch one of the following)
→ Multivariable Mathematics
A textbook on linear algebra and multivariable calculus with proofs.
Location: Section 2.2, "Differential forms on R^n and the exterior derivative," pages 339-341
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