Topology

Topology
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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 169
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ISBN-10 : 9780198832683
ISBN-13 : 0198832680
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Book Synopsis Topology by : Richard Earl

Download or read book Topology written by Richard Earl and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-01-11 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How is a subway map different from other maps? What makes a knot knotted? What makes the M�bius strip one-sided? These are questions of topology, the mathematical study of properties preserved by twisting or stretching objects. In the 20th century topology became as broad and fundamental as algebra and geometry, with important implications for science, especially physics. In this Very Short Introduction Richard Earl gives a sense of the more visual elements of topology (looking at surfaces) as well as covering the formal definition of continuity. Considering some of the eye-opening examples that led mathematicians to recognize a need for studying topology, he pays homage to the historical people, problems, and surprises that have propelled the growth of this field. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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