Topology: 1978 Lecture Notes


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This book is about the branch of mathematics called topology. But its larger purpose is to illustrate how mathematics works: The interplay between intuition on the one hand and a pure mathematical formulation on the other. Thus, we develop the axioms for a topological space, formulate definitions within the context of those axioms and actually prove theorems from the axioms. But underlying all this is our intuition about topology. It is this intuition that guides and gives "meaning" to the definitions we make and to the ...

Topology: 1978 Lecture Notes 2013, Minkowski Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781927763179

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