02879nmm a2200289 u 4500001001200000003002700012005001700039007002400056008004100080020001800121100001700139245008300156250001700239260004800256300003100304505030400335653002200639653005500661653002800716710003400744041001900778989003800797490003400835856006100869082001100930520164800941EB000615028EBX0100000000000000046811000000000000000.0cr|||||||||||||||||||||140122 ||| eng a97803872272761 aLee, John M.00aIntroduction to Topological ManifoldshElektronische Ressourcecby John M. Lee a1st ed. 2000 aNew York, NYbSpringer New Yorkc2000, 2000 aXX, 392 pbonline resource0 aTopological Spaces -- New Spaces from Old -- Connectedness and Compactness -- Simplicial Complexes -- Curves and Surfaces -- Homotopy and the Fundamental Group -- Circles and Spheres -- Some Group Theory -- The Seifert-Van Kampen Theorem -- Covering Spaces -- Classification of Coverings -- Homology aComplex manifolds aManifolds and Cell Complexes (incl. Diff.Topology) aManifolds (Mathematics)2 aSpringerLink (Online service)07aeng2ISO 639-2 bSBAaSpringer Book Archives -20040 aGraduate Texts in Mathematics uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/b98853?nosfx=yxVerlag3Volltext0 a514.34 aThis book is an introduction to manifolds at the beginning graduate level. It contains the essential topological ideas that are needed for the further study of manifolds, particularly in the context of di?erential geometry, algebraic topology, and related ?elds. Its guiding philosophy is to develop these ideas rigorously but economically, with minimal prerequisites and plenty of geometric intuition. Here at the University of Washington, for example, this text is used for the ?rst third of a year-long course on the geometry and topology of manifolds; the remaining two-thirds focuses on smooth manifolds. Therearemanysuperbtextsongeneralandalgebraictopologyavailable. Why add another one to the catalog? The answer lies in my particular visionofgraduateeducationâ€”itismy(admittedlybiased)beliefthatevery serious student of mathematics needs to know manifolds intimately, in the same way that most students come to know the integers, the real numbers, Euclidean spaces, groups, rings, and ?elds. Manifolds play a role in nearly every major branch of mathematics (as I illustrate in Chapter 1), and specialists in many ?elds ?nd themselves using concepts and terminology fromtopologyandmanifoldtheoryonadailybasis. Manifoldsarethuspart of the basic vocabulary of mathematics, and need to be part of the basic graduate education. The ?rst steps must be topological, and are embodied in this book; in most cases, they should be complemented by material on smooth manifolds, vector ?elds, di?erential forms, and the like. (After all, few of the really interesting applications of manifold theory are possible without using tools from calculus