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Vσ (k) and leave the arguments of g alone; for all τ in Sk , the resulting permutations σ τ in Sk+ contribute the same term to the sum since (sgn σ τ )f (vσ τ (1) , . . , vσ τ (k) ) = (sgn σ τ )(sgn τ )f (vσ (1) , . . , vσ (k) ) = (sgn σ )f (vσ (1) , . . , vσ (k) ), where the first equality follows from the fact that (τ (1), . . , τ (k)) is a permutation of (1, . . , k). So we divide by k! to get rid of the k! repeating terms in the sum coming from the permutations of the k arguments of f ; similarly, we divide by !

9. Commutator of derivations and antiderivations k Let A = ⊕∞ k=0 A be a graded algebra over a field K. A superderivation of A of degree m is a K-linear map D : A − → A such that D(Ak ) ⊂ (Ak+m ) and for all a ∈ Ak and b∈A , D(ab) = (Da)b + (−1)km a(Db). If D1 and D2 are two superderivations of A of respective degrees m1 and m2 , define their commutator to be [D1 , D2 ] = D1 ◦ D2 − (−1)m1 m2 D2 ◦ D1 . Show that [D1 , D2 ] is a superderivation of degree m1 + m2 . (A superderivation is said to be even or odd depending on the parity of its degree.

In summary, on an open subset U of R3 , there are identifications 0 (U ) ⏐ ⏐ d −−−−→ 1 (U ) ⏐ ⏐ d −−−−→ 2 (U ) ⏐ ⏐ d −−−−→ 3 (U ) ⏐ ⏐ C ∞ (U ) −−−−→ X(U ) −−−−→ X(U ) −−−−→ C ∞ (U ). grad curl div Propositions A and B express the property d 2 = 0 of the exterior derivative. A vector field P , Q, R on R3 is the gradient of a C ∞ function f if and only if the corresponding 1-form P dx + Q dy + R dz is df . Proposition C expresses the fact that a 1-form on R3 is exact if and only if it is closed. On the other hand, Proposition C need not be true on a region other than R3 , as the following well-known example from calculus shows.

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