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An introduction to algebraic topology

Author: Joseph J Rotman
Publisher: New York : Springer, 1998.
Series: Graduate texts in mathematics, 119.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4. corr. printView all editions and formats
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A clear exposition, with exercises, of the basic ideas of algebraic topology. Although categories and functors are introduced early in the text, excessive generality is avoided, and the author  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph J Rotman
ISBN: 0387966781 9780387966786 3540966781 9783540966784
OCLC Number: 266991799
Description: XIII, 433 Seiten : Diagramme.
Contents: 0 Introduction.- Notation.- Brouwer Fixed Point Theorem.- Categories and Functors.- 1.Some Basic Topological Notions.- Homotopy.- Convexity, Contractibility, and Cones.- Paths and Path Connectedness.- 2 Simplexes.- Affine Spaces.- Affine Maps.- 3 The Fundamental Group.- The Fundamental Groupoid.- The Functor ?1.- ?1(S1).- 4 Singular Homology.- Holes and Green's Theorem.- Free Abelian Groups.- The Singular Complex and Homology Functors.- Dimension Axiom and Compact Supports.- The Homotopy Axiom.- The Hurewicz Theorem.- 5 Long Exact Sequences.- The Category Comp.- Exact Homology Sequences.- Reduced Homology.- 6 Excision and Applications.- Excision and Mayer-Vietoris.- Homology of Spheres and Some Applications.- Barycentric Subdivision and the Proof of Excision.- More Applications to Euclidean Space.- 7 Simplicial Complexes.- Definitions.- Simplicial Approximation.- Abstract Simplicial Complexes.- Simplicial Homology.- Comparison with Singular Homology.- Calculations.- Fundamental Groups of Polyhedra.- The Seifert-van Kampen Theorem.- 8 CW Complexes.- Hausdorff Quotient Spaces.- Attaching Cells.- Homology and Attaching Cells.- CW Complexes.- Cellular Homology.- 9 Natural Transformations.- Definitions and Examples.- Eilenberg-Steenrod Axioms.- Chain Equivalences.- Acyclic Models.- Lefschetz Fixed Point Theorem.- Tensor Products.- Universal Coefficients.- Eilenberg-Zilber Theorem and the Kunneth Formula.- 10 Covering Spaces.- Basic Properties.- Covering Transformations.- Existence.- Orbit Spaces.- 11 Homotopy Groups.- Function Spaces.- Group Objects and Cogroup Objects.- Loop Space and Suspension.- Homotopy Groups.- Exact Sequences.- Fibrations.- A Glimpse Ahead.- 12 Cohomology.- Differential Forms.- Cohomology Groups.- Universal Coefficients Theorems for Cohomology.- Cohomology Rings.- Computations and Applications.- Notation.
Series Title: Graduate texts in mathematics, 119.
Responsibility: Joseph J. Rotman.

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