By John Stillwell

Lately, many scholars were brought to topology in highschool arithmetic. Having met the Mobius band, the seven bridges of Konigsberg, Euler's polyhedron formulation, and knots, the coed is ended in count on that those picturesque rules will come to complete flower in college topology classes. What a unhappiness "undergraduate topology" proves to be! In so much associations it's both a carrier direction for analysts, on summary areas, in any other case an advent to homological algebra during which the single geometric task is the crowning glory of commutative diagrams. images are saved to a minimal, and on the finish the coed nonetheless does nr~ comprehend the best topological evidence, equivalent to the rcason why knots exist. for my part, a well-balanced creation to topology may still tension its intuitive geometric point, whereas admitting the valid curiosity that analysts and algebraists have within the topic. At any fee, this can be the purpose of the current ebook. In help of this view, i've got the ancient improvement the place workable, because it in actual fact exhibits the effect of geometric concept in any respect phases. this isn't to assert that topology obtained its major impetus from geometric recreations just like the seven bridges; fairly, it resulted from the l'isualization of difficulties from different elements of mathematics-complex research (Riemann), mechanics (Poincare), and team conception (Dehn). it's those connec tions to different elements of arithmetic which make topology a big in addition to a gorgeous topic.

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