New PDF release: A Topological Aperitif (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics

By Stephen Huggett,David Jordan

This is a ebook of effortless geometric topology, within which geometry, often illustrated, courses calculation. The e-book begins with a wealth of examples, usually refined, of the way to be mathematically sure even if gadgets are an analogous from the viewpoint of topology.

After introducing surfaces, resembling the Klein bottle, the booklet explores the houses of polyhedra drawn on those surfaces. extra sophisticated instruments are constructed 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 path in topology, supplying an organization geometrical origin for extra examine. for a lot of the booklet the necessities are moderate, even though, so a person with interest and tenacity could be capable of benefit from the Aperitif.

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"A Topological Aperitif presents a marvellous advent to the topic, with many alternative tastes of ideas."

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

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