A Topological Aperitif (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics by Stephen Huggett,David Jordan PDF

By Stephen Huggett,David Jordan

This is a booklet of basic geometric topology, during which geometry, often illustrated, publications calculation. The e-book begins with a wealth of examples, frequently sophisticated, of the way to be mathematically sure no matter if gadgets are a similar from the viewpoint of topology.

After introducing surfaces, resembling the Klein bottle, the publication explores the houses of polyhedra drawn on those surfaces. extra subtle instruments are constructed in a bankruptcy on winding quantity, and an appendix provides a glimpse of knot theory.

Numerous examples and routines make this an invaluable textbook for a primary undergraduate direction in topology, delivering an organization geometrical beginning for extra learn. for a lot of the publication the necessities are mild, although, so an individual with interest and tenacity might be in a position to benefit from the Aperitif.

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