Differential 1-form

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This article defines a basic construct that makes sense on any differential manifold
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Symbol-free definition

A differential 1-form on a differential manifold is a section of its cotangent bundle.

We can also talk of a differential 1-form restricted to an open subset, which is a section of the restriction of the cotangent bundle to the open subset. This gives rise to the notion of the sheaf of differential 1-forms