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A Concise Course in Algebraic Topology (Chicago Lectures in Mathematics)

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Publisher Comments:

Algebraic topology is a basic part of modern mathematics, and some knowledge of this area is indispensable for any advanced work relating to geometry, including topology itself, differential geometry, algebraic geometry, and Lie groups. This book provides a detailed treatment of algebraic topology both for teachers of the subject and for advanced graduate students in mathematics either specializing in this area or continuing on to other fields.

J. Peter May's approach reflects the enormous internal developments within algebraic topology over the past several decades, most of which are largely unknown to mathematicians in other fields. But he also retains the classical presentations of various topics where appropriate. Most chapters end with problems that further explore and refine the concepts presented. The final four chapters provide sketches of substantial areas of algebraic topology that are normally omitted from introductory texts, and the book concludes with a list of suggested readings for those interested in delving further into the field.

Book News Annotation:

Not a full textbook, but May's (mathematics, U. of Chicago) lecture notes for his a one-quarter, first-year graduate course that comprises either a foundation for students entering algebraic topology or a suitable introduction for students of other branches of mathematics who will encounter it. He concludes with an extensive, topic-specific list of further reading.
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About the Author

J. P. May is professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago; he is the author or coauthor of many papers and books, including Simplicial Objects in Algebraic Topology and A Concise Course in Algebraic Topology, both in the Chicago Lectures in Mathematics series. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226511832
Author:
May, J. Peter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
May, J. P.
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Topology
Subject:
Algebraic topology
Subject:
Topology - General
Subject:
MATHEMATICS / Topology
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Lectures in Mathematics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 1862
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
117 line drawings
Pages:
254
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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