By Stephen Huggett,David Jordan

This is a e-book of ordinary geometric topology, during which geometry, usually illustrated, courses calculation. The e-book begins with a wealth of examples, frequently sophisticated, of ways to be mathematically convinced even if gadgets are an analogous from the perspective of topology.

After introducing surfaces, corresponding to the Klein bottle, the e-book explores the homes of polyhedra drawn on those surfaces. extra subtle instruments are built in a bankruptcy on winding quantity, and an appendix offers a glimpse of knot theory.

Numerous examples and routines make this an invaluable textbook for a primary undergraduate direction in topology, delivering an organization geometrical origin for extra research. for far of the booklet the necessities are moderate, although, so someone with interest and tenacity should be capable of benefit from the Aperitif.

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