An Introduction to Algebraic Topology (Dover Books on by Andrew H. Wallace PDF

By Andrew H. Wallace

This self-contained remedy of algebraic topology assumes just some wisdom of genuine numbers and actual research. the 1st 3 chapters specialize in the fundamentals of point-set topology, delivering history to scholars impending the topic with out past wisdom. Readers already accustomed to point-set topology can continue on to bankruptcy four, which examines the basic team in addition to homology teams and non-stop mapping, barycentric subdivision and excision, the homology series, and simplicial complexes.
Exercises shape a vital part of the textual content; they comprise theorems which are as useful as a few of these whose proofs are given in complete. writer Andrew H. Wallace, Professor Emeritus on the collage of Pennsylvania, concludes the textual content with a advisor to extra reading.

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