A Guide to Topology

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MAA, Sep 24, 2009 - Mathematics - 107 pages
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A Guide to Topology is an introduction to basic topology for graduate or advanced undergraduate students. It covers point-set topology, Moore-Smith convergence and function spaces. It treats continuity, compactness, the separation axioms, connectedness, completeness, the relative topology, the quotient topology, the product topology, and all the other fundamental ideas of the subject. The book is filled with examples and illustrations. Students studying for exams will find this book to be a concise, focused and informative resource. Professional mathematicians who need a quick review of the subject, or need a place to look up a key fact, will find this book to be a useful resource too.
 

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Contents

Fundamentals
1
Advanced Properties of Topological Spaces
47
MooreSmith Convergence and Nets
69
Table of Notation
87
Index
103
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Gerald B. Folland received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1968 and his doctorate from Princeton University in 1971. After two years at the Courant Institute, he moved to the University of Washington, where he is now professor of mathematics. He is the author of ten textbooks and research monographs in the areas of real analysis, harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, and mathematical physics.

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