By Stephen Huggett,David Jordan
This is a ebook of simple geometric topology, within which geometry, usually illustrated, courses calculation. The booklet starts off with a wealth of examples, usually sophisticated, of the way to be mathematically yes even if items are a similar from the viewpoint of topology.
After introducing surfaces, equivalent to the Klein bottle, the ebook explores the houses of polyhedra drawn on those surfaces. extra subtle instruments are constructed in a bankruptcy on winding quantity, and an appendix supplies a glimpse of knot theory.
Numerous examples and routines make this an invaluable textbook for a primary undergraduate direction in topology, delivering a company geometrical beginning for extra examine. for a lot of the publication the necessities are moderate, although, so someone with interest and tenacity might be in a position to benefit from the Aperitif.
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Professor Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS, Mathematical Institute, Oxford, united kingdom
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