By Stephen Huggett,David Jordan

This is a publication of common geometric topology, within which geometry, usually illustrated, publications calculation. The e-book starts off with a wealth of examples, usually refined, of ways to be mathematically convinced no matter if gadgets are an identical from the perspective of topology.

After introducing surfaces, comparable to the Klein bottle, the e-book explores the homes of polyhedra drawn on those surfaces. extra sophisticated instruments are built in a bankruptcy on winding quantity, and an appendix supplies a glimpse of knot theory.

Numerous examples and workouts make this an invaluable textbook for a primary undergraduate direction in topology, offering an organization geometrical origin for extra examine. for a lot of the booklet the necessities are moderate, although, so an individual with interest and tenacity should be in a position to benefit from the Aperitif.

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