Beginning Topology

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Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2005 - Mathematics - 236 pages
With a nice balance of mathematical precision and accessibility, this text provides a broad introduction to the field of topology. Author Sue Goodman piques student curiosity and interest without losing necessary rigor so that they can appreciate the beauty and fun of mathematics. The text demonstrates that mathematics is an active and ever-changing field with many problems still unsolved, and students will see how the various areas of mathematics – algebra, combinatorics, geometry, calculus, and differential equations – interact with topology. Students learn some of the major ideas and results in the field, do explorations and fairly elementary proofs, and become aware of some recent questions. By presenting a wide range of topics, exercises, and examples, Goodman creates an interactive and enjoyable atmosphere in which to learn topology.

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SURFACES
36
THE EULER CHARACTERISTIC
66
MAPS AND GRAPHS
90
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