By Paul Alexandroff
Alexandroff's attractive and stylish creation to topology used to be initially released in 1932 as an extension of yes elements of Hilbert's Anschauliche Geometrie. The textual content has lengthy been famous as one of many most interesting shows of the basic innovations, important for mathematicians who haven't time for broad research and for starting investigators.
The booklet isn't really an alternative to a scientific textual content, yet an strangely valuable intuitive method of the elemental options. Its goal is to offer those innovations in a transparent, straightforward model with no sacrificing their profundity or exactness and to provide a few indication of the way they're beneficial in progressively more components of arithmetic. the writer proceeds from the fundamentals of set-theoretic topology, via these topological theorems and questions that are established upon the idea that of the algebraic complicated, to the concept that of Betti teams which binds jointly critical topological theories in an entire and upon which purposes of topology mostly rest.
Wholly in line with present investigations, within which a bigger and bigger a part of topology is ruled through the idea that of homology, the e-book offers essentially with the recommendations of complicated, cycle, and homology. It issues the way in which towards a scientific and completely geometrically orientated concept of the main common constructions of space.
First English translation, ready for Dover by way of Alan E. Farley. Preface by way of David Hilbert. Author's Foreword. Index. 25 figures.
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With recognize to the root for the alternative of fabrics showing right here, i've got incorporated a paragraph (46) on the finish of this booklet. after all, one can't research topology from those few pages; if despite the fact that, one will get from them a few notion of the character of topology—at least in a single of its most vital and acceptable elements, and in addition acquires the will for additional person study—then my objective could have been reached. From this standpoint enable me direct these of you who have already got the need to review topology to the publication written by way of Herr Hopf and myself so one can quickly be revealed by way of an analogous writer [see footnote 4—A.
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Singer at Princeton, who so much kindly undertook the drawing of the figures. P. ALEXANDROFF Kljasma at Moscow, could 17, 1932. CONTENTS advent . . . . . . . . I. Polyhedra, Manifolds, Topological areas . II. Algebraic Complexes . . . . . III. Simplicial Mappings and Invariance Theorems . . . . . . . . Index . . . . . . . . .
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