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By Stephen Huggett,David Jordan

This is a publication of user-friendly geometric topology, within which geometry, usually illustrated, publications calculation. The booklet starts off with a wealth of examples, usually sophisticated, of ways to be mathematically yes no matter if gadgets are a similar from the viewpoint of topology.

After introducing surfaces, similar to the Klein bottle, the publication explores the homes of polyhedra drawn on those surfaces. extra sophisticated instruments are built in a bankruptcy on winding quantity, and an appendix provides a glimpse of knot theory.

Numerous examples and routines make this an invaluable textbook for a primary undergraduate path in topology, offering a company geometrical beginning for additional examine. for a lot of the ebook the necessities are moderate, notwithstanding, so someone with interest and tenacity can be in a position to benefit from the Aperitif.

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Professor Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS, Mathematical Institute, Oxford, united kingdom

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