This book is a very nice introduction to smooth (differentiable manifolds).
Topics are explained with exceptional clarity; portions of the book are well tied together; and the order of exposition flows very well.
That stuff is in lots of good books that don't go anywhere near a lot of the things that are in Lee's book.
4 stars is a disservice; I wish I could give 4.5. That said, after using this text for two quarters of a three quarter graduate sequence and going through the vast majority of it,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sam Clemens
I have in mind the following reader:
someone who will do what it takes to learn Differential Geometry. Read more
Yes, this book is almost 550 pages (plus a long appendix reviewing topology, linear algebra, and analysis), but I find the pacing simply perfect. Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by Mike A.
I have read some books on this subject Spivak, Munkres , SS Chern, Warner and I think this is simply the best. Clear, motivating ... Read morePublished on September 1, 2009 by Ismael Cortazar Mugica
Simply, this book is fantastic! I am a graduate student in mathematics taking diff. top. and we are using this book. Read morePublished on April 13, 2009 by Bryan E. Bischof
By all accounts, this and Dr. Lee's other two books on manifolds are exceptionally well-written. But my copies arrived from Amazon this week, and, unfortunately, Amazon and... Read morePublished on January 9, 2009 by Christopher Grant
This book is an antidote to the more common style of math text. So many math books feel like they were written by mathematicians, which is to say their authors prize being terse... Read morePublished on July 28, 2008 by Hoa Hong
My field lies somewhere at the intersection of algebra, geometry and physics. This is a very handy reference, meaning a few pages accessible and contains most of the basic notions... Read morePublished on December 10, 2007 by S. Li
I should say first that I was already familiar with manifold theory before picking up this book. I had already wrestled with some of the definitions, theorems, and whatnot, so I... Read morePublished on September 27, 2007 by Fadi E.