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Definition of an integrand

General Question: Say we have integral $$ \int f(z)\ dz $$ Is the integrand in this context (i) $f(z)$ or (ii) $f(z)\ dz$? In any case, is $f(z)\ dz$ a formally defined mathematical object in its ...
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Is $\omega = dU = sin(x+y)dx+cos(x+y)dy$ an exact form?

In my thermodynamics homework I should prove that $dU = sin(x+y)dx+cos(x+y)dy$ is a function of state. Which means it's integration over any path be constant or in other word $dU$ should be an exact ...
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What is the relation of $\int f dx^1\wedge dx^2\wedge …\wedge dx^n=\int f dx^1…dx^n$

In a book "calculus on manifolds" it is defined that $\int f dx^1\wedge dx^2\wedge ...\wedge dx^n=\int f dx^1...dx^n$ but how it is possible the relate the integrand of a multilinear function ...
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Concept of integration to differential form

How to integrate differential form actually. As far as I know, a differential form is a multilinear function mapping from a vector space to a real number. Let's take $\int_c fdx+gdy$ as an example. It ...
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Wedge product of differential and volume form

Let $f(x)$ be a $C^1$ function defined on $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $\nabla f(x) \neq 0$ for any $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$. If $d\sigma$ is the volume form on hypersurface $f(x)=c$ induced from $\mathbb{R}^n$ ...
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baby rudin, chapter 10, (differential forms) theorem 10.27

I'm having difficulties with the reasoning in the proof of theorem 10.27 (regarding integration over oriented simplexes). say ...
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Expressing a differential form in terms of a scalar function

We can express every k-form in the form $ \omega(x) = \sum_Id_Idx_I $ where $ I$ is k-tuple and $ d_I$ is just some scalar function of x. That's entirely understandable for me. But while reading ...
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Line integral and integration of differential forms

The definition of integral of a $k$-form $\omega$ over a parametrized manifold $ Y_\alpha $ is $ \int_{Y_\alpha}\omega = \int_A\alpha^*\omega$ where $ \alpha\colon A \to R^n $. Let $ \gamma:(a, b) ...
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Compute the differential of a form

From Munkres "Analysis on Manifolds" Consider the form $ \omega = xydx + 3dy -yzdz $. Check by direct computation that $ d(d\omega) = 0 $. Can someone show me how to do it, because I don't seem to be ...
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For a $1$-form $h$, why does $\int_\Gamma \varphi^*h=\int_{\varphi\circ\Gamma}h$?

I'm trying to understand why for a differentiable arc $\Gamma:[a,b]\to\Omega$ and a $1$-form $h=fdx+gdy$, then $$ \int_\Gamma\varphi^*h=\int_{\varphi\circ\Gamma}h? $$ For background, $\Omega$ is an ...
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Why does $d(\varphi^*f)=\varphi^*df$?

I'm trying to learn a bit about differential forms to supplement my study in analysis, but I'm having a hard time with some of the basic manipulations. Anyway, suppose $\Omega$ is an open set in ...
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Tangent Vectors and Differential 1-forms.

I have this 1-form on $\mathbb R^3$ given by $\omega=dz+\frac{x}{2}dy-\frac{y}{2}dx$. If $p_0=(x_0,y_0,z_0)$ and $\vec v=(u_0,v_0,w_0)$, then find the set of tangent vectors $\vec v_{p_0}$ such that ...
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Equality of integrals of differential forms

I have two $(n-1)$-forms $\omega_{1}$ and $\omega_{2}$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ and a smooth function $g(x) \colon \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$ ($dg$ doesn't vanish anywhere) such that $dg \wedge \omega_1 = ...