New PDF release: A Topological Aperitif (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics

By Stephen Huggett,David Jordan

This is a ebook of basic geometric topology, during which geometry, usually illustrated, courses calculation. The ebook begins with a wealth of examples, usually refined, of the way to be mathematically sure no matter if gadgets are a similar from the viewpoint of topology.

After introducing surfaces, akin to the Klein bottle, the ebook explores the homes of polyhedra drawn on those surfaces. extra subtle instruments are built in a bankruptcy on winding quantity, and an appendix offers a glimpse of knot theory.

Numerous examples and workouts make this an invaluable textbook for a primary undergraduate direction in topology, supplying an organization geometrical starting place for additional research. for far of the e-book the must haves are moderate, even though, so an individual with interest and tenacity might be capable of benefit from the Aperitif.

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