An Introduction with Application to Topological Groups

Author: George McCarty

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486450821

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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This stimulating introduction employs the language of point set topology to define and discuss topological groups. It examines set-theoretic topology and its applications in function spaces as well as homotopy and the fundamental group. Well-chosen exercises and problems serve as reinforcements. 1967 edition. Includes 99 illustrations.

Introduction to Topological Groups

Author: Taqdir Husain

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486819191

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

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Concise treatment covers semitopological groups, locally compact groups, Harr measure, and duality theory and some of its applications. The volume concludes with a chapter that introduces Banach algebras. 1966 edition.


An Introduction to the Point-set and Algebraic Areas

Author: Donald W. Kahn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486686097

Category: Mathematics

Page: 217

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Comprehensive coverage of elementary general topology as well as algebraic topology, specifically 2-manifolds, covering spaces and fundamental groups. Problems, with selected solutions. Bibliography. 1975 edition.

An Introduction to Algebraic Topology

Author: Andrew H. Wallace

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152952

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

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This self-contained treatment begins with three chapters on the basics of point-set topology, after which it proceeds to homology groups and continuous mapping, barycentric subdivision, and simplicial complexes. 1961 edition.

Elementary Concepts of Topology

Author: Paul Alexandroff

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486155064

Category: Mathematics

Page: 64

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Concise work presents topological concepts in clear, elementary fashion, from basics of set-theoretic topology, through topological theorems and questions based on concept of the algebraic complex, to the concept of Betti groups. Includes 25 figures.

A Geometric Introduction to Topology

Author: Charles Terence Clegg Wall

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486678504

Category: Mathematics

Page: 168

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First course in algebraic topology for advanced undergraduates. Homotopy theory, the duality theorem, relation of topological ideas to other branches of pure mathematics. Exercises and problems. 1972 edition.

A Combinatorial Introduction to Topology

Author: Michael Henle

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486679662

Category: Mathematics

Page: 310

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Excellent text covers vector fields, plane homology and the Jordan Curve Theorem, surfaces, homology of complexes, more. Problems and exercises. Some knowledge of differential equations and multivariate calculus required.Bibliography. 1979 edition.

Topology and Geometry for Physicists

Author: Charles Nash,Siddhartha Sen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318362

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 9366

Differential geometry and topology are essential tools for many theoretical physicists, particularly in the study of condensed matter physics, gravity, and particle physics. Written by physicists for physics students, this text introduces geometrical and topological methods in theoretical physics and applied mathematics. It assumes no detailed background in topology or geometry, and it emphasizes physical motivations, enabling students to apply the techniques to their physics formulas and research. "Thoroughly recommended" by The Physics Bulletin, this volume's physics applications range from condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics to elementary particle theory. Its main mathematical topics include differential forms, homotopy, homology, cohomology, fiber bundles, connection and covariant derivatives, and Morse theory.

Topology for Analysis

Author: Albert Wilansky

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486469034

Category: Mathematics

Page: 383

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Starting with the first principles of topology, this volume advances to general analysis. Three levels of examples and problems make it appropriate for students and professionals. Abundant exercises, ordered and numbered by degree of difficulty, illustrate important concepts, and a 40-page appendix includes tables of theorems and counterexamples. 1970 edition.

Topological Transformation Groups

Author: Deane Montgomery,Leo Zippin

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486824497

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

View: 6135

Originally published: New York: Interscience Publishers, Inc., 1955. An unabridged republication of: Huntington, New York: Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, 1974.

Principles of Topology

Author: Fred H. Croom

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486801543

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 9212

Originally published: Philadelphia: Saunders College Publishing, 1989; slightly corrected.

Classical Topology and Combinatorial Group Theory

Author: John Stillwell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461243726

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 5663

In recent years, many students have been introduced to topology in high school mathematics. Having met the Mobius band, the seven bridges of Konigsberg, Euler's polyhedron formula, and knots, the student is led to expect that these picturesque ideas will come to full flower in university topology courses. What a disappointment "undergraduate topology" proves to be! In most institutions it is either a service course for analysts, on abstract spaces, or else an introduction to homological algebra in which the only geometric activity is the completion of commutative diagrams. Pictures are kept to a minimum, and at the end the student still does nr~ understand the simplest topological facts, such as the rcason why knots exist. In my opinion, a well-balanced introduction to topology should stress its intuitive geometric aspect, while admitting the legitimate interest that analysts and algebraists have in the subject. At any rate, this is the aim of the present book. In support of this view, I have followed the historical development where practicable, since it clearly shows the influence of geometric thought at all stages. This is not to claim that topology received its main impetus from geometric recreations like the seven bridges; rather, it resulted from the l'isualization of problems from other parts of mathematics-complex analysis (Riemann), mechanics (Poincare), and group theory (Dehn). It is these connec tions to other parts of mathematics which make topology an important as well as a beautiful subject.

Introductory Real Analysis

Author: A. N. Kolmogorov,S. V. Fomin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134741

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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Comprehensive, elementary introduction to real and functional analysis covers basic concepts and introductory principles in set theory, metric spaces, topological and linear spaces, linear functionals and linear operators, more. 1970 edition.

A Course on Topological Groups

Author: K. Chandrasekharan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9380250894

Category: Mathematics

Page: 126

View: 9455

Introduction to Topology

Third Edition

Author: Bert Mendelson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135098

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 6939

Concise undergraduate introduction to fundamentals of topology — clearly and engagingly written, and filled with stimulating, imaginative exercises. Topics include set theory, metric and topological spaces, connectedness, and compactness. 1975 edition.

Elements of Point Set Topology

Author: John D. Baum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486668266

Category: Mathematics

Page: 150

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Topology continues to be a topic of prime importance in contemporary mathematics, but until the publication of this book there were few if any introductions to topology for undergraduates. This book remedied that need by offering a carefully thought-out, graduated approach to point set topology at the undergraduate level. To make the book as accessible as possible, the author approaches topology from a geometric and axiomatic standpoint; geometric, because most students come to the subject with a good deal of geometry behind them, enabling them to use their geometric intuition; axiomatic, because it parallels the student's experience with modern algebra, and keeps the book in harmony with current trends in mathematics. After a discussion of such preliminary topics as the algebra of sets, Euler-Venn diagrams and infinite sets, the author takes up basic definitions and theorems regarding topological spaces (Chapter 1). The second chapter deals with continuous functions (mappings) and homeomorphisms, followed by two chapters on special types of topological spaces (varieties of compactness and varieties of connectedness). Chapter 5 covers metric spaces. Since basic point set topology serves as a foundation not only for functional analysis but also for more advanced work in point set topology and algebraic topology, the author has included topics aimed at students with interests other than analysis. Moreover, Dr. Baum has supplied quite detailed proofs in the beginning to help students approaching this type of axiomatic mathematics for the first time. Similarly, in the first part of the book problems are elementary, but they become progressively more difficult toward the end of the book. References have been supplied to suggest further reading to the interested student.

Graph Theory and Its Applications, Second Edition

Author: Jonathan L. Gross,Jay Yellen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 158488505X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 800

View: 706

Already an international bestseller, with the release of this greatly enhanced second edition, Graph Theory and Its Applications is now an even better choice as a textbook for a variety of courses -- a textbook that will continue to serve your students as a reference for years to come. The superior explanations, broad coverage, and abundance of illustrations and exercises that positioned this as the premier graph theory text remain, but are now augmented by a broad range of improvements. Nearly 200 pages have been added for this edition, including nine new sections and hundreds of new exercises, mostly non-routine. What else is new? New chapters on measurement and analytic graph theory Supplementary exercises in each chapter - ideal for reinforcing, reviewing, and testing. Solutions and hints, often illustrated with figures, to selected exercises - nearly 50 pages worth Reorganization and extensive revisions in more than half of the existing chapters for smoother flow of the exposition Foreshadowing - the first three chapters now preview a number of concepts, mostly via the exercises, to pique the interest of reader Gross and Yellen take a comprehensive approach to graph theory that integrates careful exposition of classical developments with emerging methods, models, and practical needs. Their unparalleled treatment provides a text ideal for a two-semester course and a variety of one-semester classes, from an introductory one-semester course to courses slanted toward classical graph theory, operations research, data structures and algorithms, or algebra and topology.

First Concepts of Topology

Author: William G. Chinn,Norman Earl Steenrod

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883856185

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 4049

Presents topology as a unifying force for larger areas of mathematics through its application in existence theorems.

Differential Geometric Structures

Author: Walter A. Poor

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151913

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 3599

This introductory text defines geometric structure by specifying parallel transport in an appropriate fiber bundle and focusing on simplest cases of linear parallel transport in a vector bundle. 1981 edition.

Topology of Surfaces

Author: L.Christine Kinsey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461208998

Category: Mathematics

Page: 281

View: 8733

" . . . that famous pedagogical method whereby one begins with the general and proceeds to the particular only after the student is too confused to understand even that anymore. " Michael Spivak This text was written as an antidote to topology courses such as Spivak It is meant to provide the student with an experience in geomet describes. ric topology. Traditionally, the only topology an undergraduate might see is point-set topology at a fairly abstract level. The next course the average stu dent would take would be a graduate course in algebraic topology, and such courses are commonly very homological in nature, providing quick access to current research, but not developing any intuition or geometric sense. I have tried in this text to provide the undergraduate with a pragmatic introduction to the field, including a sampling from point-set, geometric, and algebraic topology, and trying not to include anything that the student cannot immediately experience. The exercises are to be considered as an in tegral part of the text and, ideally, should be addressed when they are met, rather than at the end of a block of material. Many of them are quite easy and are intended to give the student practice working with the definitions and digesting the current topic before proceeding. The appendix provides a brief survey of the group theory needed.