**Math 3593H Honors Mathematics II Spring Semester 2009
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Exercises:

Section 6.2 (pages 569 - 570): 1, 2*, 3* 4*, 5, 6.

Extra question*: Express the following as linear combinations of elementary forms:

(a)

(b)

Section 6.1 is overly complicated and I hope to give a more straightforward explanation of some things in class. My intention is that forms should be easy, not scary. I think the problem is understanding what they are in the first place, and if you read Section 6.1 first I think you might get put off. In particular, we will not use definition 6.1.19 as the definition of the wedge product. I will define it in a different way which, I think, is easier. Note that the notation for anchored parallelograms which is used in the discussion of form fields on page 562 onwards is not standard, and appears first in Section 5.1.