Synopses & Reviews
This is a memorial volume to the distinguished Canadian-born mathematician Hugh Dowker, one of the most highly regarded topologists in the United Kingdom and sometime Professor at Birkbeck College, London. The volume comprises specially written articles on various topological topics by experts in many countries who worked with Dowker at one time or another. These include survey, expository and research articles on general topology, algebraic topology and related subjects such as knot theory and graph theory. The volume will be of great interest to graduate students and professional mathematicians whose speciality is topology, in all its aspects.
Table of Contents
1. Obituary: Clifford Hugh Dowker Dona Strauss; 2. Knot tabulations and related topics Morwen B. Thistlethwaite; 3. How general is a generalized space? Peter T. Johnstone; 3. A survey of metrization theory J. Nagata; 4. Some thoughts on lattice valued functions and relations M. W. Warner; 5. General topology over a base I. M. James; 6. K-Dowker spaces M. E. Rudin; 7. Graduation and dimension in locales J. Isbell; 8. A geometrical approach to degree theory and the Leray-Schauder index J. Dugundji; 9. On dimension theory B. A. Pasynkov; 10. An equivariant theory of retracts Sergey Antonian; 11. P-embedding, LCn spaces and the homotopy extension property Kiiti Morita; 12. Special group automorphisms and special self-homotopy equivalences Peter Hilton; 13. Rational homotopy and torus actions Stephen Halperin; 14. Remarks on stars and independent sets P. Erdös and J. Pach; 15. Compact and compact Hausdorff A. H. Stone; 16. T1 - and T2 axioms for frames C. H. Dowker and D. Strauss.