exterior derivative

(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

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