# Differentiable Manifolds/The Mayer–Vietoris sequences in (compact) de Rham cohomology

{{proposition|short exact sequence giving rise to the Mayer–Vietoris sequence is exact|

**Definition (Mayer–Vietoris sequence in de Rham cohomology)**:

Let be a smooth manifold, and let be open such that . Then the **Mayer–Vietoris sequence in de Rham cohomology** is the long exact sequence on cohomology associated to the short exact sequence on cochain complexes that on the -th level is given by