Differential topology is the field dealing with differentiable functions on differentiable manifolds. It is closely related to differential geometry and together they make up the geometric theory of differentiable manifolds.

Differential topology is the field dealing with differentiable functions on differentiable manifolds. Somewhat simplified view of this field is that it describes the setting to which the notion of differentiable function can be generalized from the more familiar case of functions $\mathbb R^n\to\mathbb R^k$. Differential topology is closely related to differential geometry and together they make up the geometric theory of differentiable manifolds.