Topology for Computing

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 28, 2009 - Computers - 260 pages
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Written by a computer scientist for computer scientists, this book teaches topology from a computational point of view, and shows how to solve real problems that have topological aspects involving computers. Such problems arise in many areas, such as computer graphics, robotics, structural biology, and chemistry. The author starts from the basics of topology, assuming no prior exposure to the subject, and moves rapidly up to recent advances in the area, including topological persistence and hierarchical Morse complexes. Algorithms and data structures are presented when appropriate.

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Afra J. Zomorodian is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. He is a former Post-Doctoral Fellow in Bio-X and the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, California and has been a researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken. Using the material contained in this book, he has organized classes on computational topology at Stanford University, the MPI, and Dartmouth College.

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