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History of topology

Author: I M James
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier Science B.V., 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Topology, for many years, has been one of the most exciting and influential fields of research in modern mathematics. Although its origins may be traced back several hundred years, it was Poincař who "gave topology wings" in a classic series of articles published around the turn of the century. While the earlier history, sometimes called the prehistory, is also considered, this volume is mainly concerned with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
History of topology.
Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier Science B.V., 1999
(DLC) 99025564
(OCoLC)41070840
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: I M James
ISBN: 9780444823755 0444823751 9780080534077 0080534074
OCLC Number: 162130890
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 1056 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: edited by I.M. James.
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Topology, for many years, has been one of the most exciting and influential fields of research in modern mathematics. Although its origins may be traced back several hundred years, it was Poincař who "gave topology wings" in a classic series of articles published around the turn of the century. While the earlier history, sometimes called the prehistory, is also considered, this volume is mainly concerned with the more recent history of topology, from Poincař onwards. As will be seen from the list of contents the articles cover a wide range of topics. Some are more technical than others, but the reader without a great deal of technical knowledge should still find most of the articles accessible. Some are written by professional historians of mathematics, others by historically-minded mathematicians, who tend to have a different viewpoint.

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