By David Bachman
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1. A differential 2-form, ω, acts on a pair of vector ﬁelds, and returns a function from Rn to R. Example 19. V1 = 2y, 0, −x (x,y,z) is a vector ﬁeld on R3 . For example, it contains the vector 4, 0, −1 ∈ T(1,2,3) R3 . If V2 = z, 1, xy (x,y,z) and ω is the differential 2-form, x 2 y dx ∧ dy − xz dy ∧ dz, then ω(V1 , V2 ) = x 2 y dx ∧ dy − xz dy ∧ dz( 2y, 0, x = x2y (x,y,z) , z, 1, xy (x,y,z) ) 2y z 0 1 − xz = 2x 2 y 2 − x 2 z, 01 −x xy which is a function from R3 to R. Notice that V2 contains the vector 3, 1, 2 (1,2,3) .
Then we can rotate α and β to α and β so that c α = V , for some scalar c. We can then replace the pair ( α , β ) with the pair (c α , 1/c β ) = (V , 1/c β ). To complete the proof, let W = 1/c β . Lemma 2. If ω1 = α1 ∧ β1 and ω2 = α2 ∧ β2 are 2-forms on Tp R3 , then there exist 1-forms, α3 and β3 , such that ω1 + ω2 = α3 ∧ β3 . Proof. Let’s examine the sum, α1 ∧ β1 + α2 ∧ β2 . Our ﬁrst case is that the plane spanned by the pair ( α1 , β1 ) is the same as the plane spanned by the pair, ( α2 , β2 ).
In other words, 1 a more general integral would be −1 1 f (φ1 (a))ω( dφ da )da, where f is a function of points and ω is a function of vectors. It is not the purpose of the present work to undertake a study of integrating with respect to all possible functions, ω. However, as with the study of functions of real variables, a natural place to start is with linear functions. This is the study of differential forms. A differential form is precisely a linear function which eats vectors, spits out numbers and is used in integration.
A Geometric Approach to Differential Forms by David Bachman