Algebraic Topology - Allen Hatcher (2001)
ISBN 052179160X
Subject Algebraic topology
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 11/15/2001
Format Hardcover (252 x 186 mm)
Language e
In most major universities one of the three or four basic first-year graduate mathematics courses is algebraic topology. This introductory text is suitable for use in a course on the subject or for self-study, featuring broad coverage and a readable exposition, with many examples and exercises. The four main chapters present the basics: fundamental group and covering spaces, homology and cohomology, higher homotopy groups, and homotopy theory generally. The author emphasizes the geometric aspects of the subject, which helps students gain intuition. A unique feature is the inclusion of many optional topics not usually part of a first course due to time constraints: Bockstein and transfer homomorphisms, direct and inverse limits, H-spaces and Hopf algebras, the Brown representability theorem, the James reduced product, the Dold-Thom theorem, and Steenrod squares and powers.
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LoC Classification QA612 .H42 2002
Dewey 514/.2
Cover Price $95.00
No. of Pages 450