Morse theory

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



Based on the work of Marston Morse.


Wikipedia has an article on:

Morse theory (uncountable)

  1. (mathematics) The study of differentiable functions, the domain of each of which is a manifold and the codomain is the real line.
    • March 14, 2018, Roger Penrose writing in The Guardian, 'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary
      [] the spaces that are used in Einstein’s theory are really pseudo-Riemannian and the relevant Morse theory differs in subtle but important ways.