Differential Forms and Stokes’ Theorem
Differential Forms and Manifolds
In the last chapter we saw various theorems, all of which related the values of a function on the boundary of a geometric object with the values of the function’s derivative on the interior. The goal of this chapter is to show that there is a single theorem (Stokes’ Theorem) underlying all of these results. Unfortunately, a lot of machinery is needed before we can even state this grand underlying theorem. Since we are talking ...