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K) by multiplying σ by as many transpositions as the total number of inversions in σ . Therefore, sgn(σ ) = (−1)# inversions in σ . 3 Multilinear Functions Denote by V k = V × · · · × V the Cartesian product of k copies of a real vector space V . A function f : V k → R is k-linear if it is linear in each of its k arguments: f (. . , av + bw, . ) = a f (. . , v, . ) + b f (. . , w, . ) for all a, b ∈ R and v, w ∈ V . ” A k-linear function on V is also called a k-tensor on V . We will denote the vector space of all k-tensors on V by Lk (V ).

It turns out that whether Proposition C is true for a region U depends only on the topology of U. One measure of the failure of a closed k-form to be exact is the quotient vector space H k (U) := {closed k-forms on U} , {exact k-forms on U} called the kth de Rham cohomology of U.

Vσ (k+ℓ) ∑ (sgn σ ) f vσ τ (ℓ+1), . . , vσ τ (ℓ+k) g vσ τ (1) , . . , vσ τ (ℓ) σ ∈Sk+ℓ = σ ∈Sk+ℓ = (sgn τ ) ∑ (sgn σ τ )g vσ τ (1) , . . , vσ τ (ℓ) f vσ τ (ℓ+1), . . , vσ τ (ℓ+k) σ ∈Sk+ℓ = (sgn τ )A(g ⊗ f )(v1 , . . , vk+ℓ ). The last equality follows from the fact that as σ runs through all permutations in Sk+ℓ , so does σ τ . We have proven A( f ⊗ g) = (sgn τ )A(g ⊗ f ). ℓ! gives f ∧ g = (sgn τ )g ∧ f . * Show that sgn τ = (−1)kℓ . 23. If f is a multicovector of odd degree on V , then f ∧ f = 0.