Lectures on Algebraic Topology

Author: Albrecht Dold

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642678211

Category: Mathematics

Page: 379

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Springer is reissuing a selected few highly successful books in a new, inexpensive softcover edition to make them easily accessible to younger generations of students and researchers. Springer-Verlag began publishing books in higher mathematics in 1920. This is a reprint of the Second Edition.
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Algebraic Topology - Homotopy and Homology

Author: Robert M. Switzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642619231

Category: Mathematics

Page: 526

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From the reviews: "The author has attempted an ambitious and most commendable project. [...] The book contains much material that has not previously appeared in this format. The writing is clean and clear and the exposition is well motivated. [...] This book is, all in all, a very admirable work and a valuable addition to the literature." Mathematical Reviews
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Elements of Homology Theory

Author: Viktor Vasilʹevich Prasolov

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821838121

Category: Mathematics

Page: 418

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The book is a continuation of the previous book by the author (Elements of Combinatorial and Differential Topology, Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Volume 74, American Mathematical Society, 2006). It starts with the definition of simplicial homology and cohomology, with many examples and applications. Then the Kolmogorov-Alexander multiplication in cohomology is introduced. A significant part of the book is devoted to applications of simplicial homology and cohomology to obstruction theory, in particular, to characteristic classes of vector bundles. The later chapters are concerned with singular homology and cohomology, and Cech and de Rham cohomology. The book ends with various applications of homology to the topology of manifolds, some of which might be of interest to experts in the area. The book contains many problems; almost all of them are provided with hints or complete solutions.
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C.

I.M. HOMOLOGY

Author: Saunders Mac Lane,Saunders MacLane

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540586623

Category: Mathematics

Page: 422

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In presenting this treatment of homological algebra, it is a pleasure to acknowledge the help and encouragement which I have had from all sides. Homological algebra arose from many sources in algebra and topology. Decisive examples came from the study of group extensions and their factor sets, a subject I learned in joint work with OTTO SCHIL LING. A further development of homological ideas, with a view to their topological applications, came in my long collaboration with SAMUEL ElLENBERG; to both collaborators, especial thanks. For many years the Air Force Office of Scientific Research supported my research projects on various subjects now summarized here; it is a pleasure to acknowledge their lively understanding of basic science. Both REINHOLD BAER and JOSEF SCHMID read and commented on my entire manuscript; their advice has led to many improvements. ANDERS KOCK and JACQUES RIGUET have read the entire galley proof and caught many slips and obscurities. Among the others whose sug gestions have served me well, I note FRANK ADAMS, LOUIS AUSLANDER, WILFRED COCKCROFT, ALBRECHT DOLD, GEOFFREY HORROCKS, FRIED RICH KASCH, JOHANN LEICHT, ARUNAS LIULEVICIUS, JOHN MOORE, DIE TER PUPPE, JOSEPH YAO, and a number of my current students at the University of Chicago - not to m~ntion the auditors of my lectures at Chicago, Heidelberg, Bonn, Frankfurt, and Aarhus. My wife, DOROTHY, has cheerfully typed more versions of more chapters than she would like to count. Messrs.
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Stable Homotopy and Generalised Homology

Author: J. F. Adams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226005249

Category: Mathematics

Page: 373

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J. Frank Adams, the founder of stable homotopy theory, gave a lecture series at the University of Chicago in 1967, 1970, and 1971, the well-written notes of which are published in this classic in algebraic topology. The three series focused on Novikov's work on operations in complex cobordism, Quillen's work on formal groups and complex cobordism, and stable homotopy and generalized homology. Adams's exposition of the first two topics played a vital role in setting the stage for modern work on periodicity phenomena in stable homotopy theory. His exposition on the third topic occupies the bulk of the book and gives his definitive treatment of the Adams spectral sequence along with many detailed examples and calculations in KU-theory that help give a feel for the subject.
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Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing

9th International Workshop, CASC 2006, Chisinau, Moldova, September 11-15, 2006, Proceedings

Author: V.G. Ganzha,E.W. Mayr,E.V. Vorozhtsov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540451951

Category: Computers

Page: 314

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing, CASC 2006. The book presents 25 revised full papers together with 2 invited papers, covering various expanding applications of computer algebra to scientific computing, the computer algebra systems themselves, and the CA algorithms. Topics addressed are studies in Gröbner bases, polynomial algebra, homological algebra, quantifier elimination, celestial mechanics, and more.
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Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing CASC 2001

Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing, Konstanz, Sept. 22-26, 2001

Author: Viktor G. Ganzha,Ernst W. Mayr,Evgenii Vorozhtsov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642566669

Category: Computers

Page: 555

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CASC 2001 continues a tradition ~ started in 1998 ~ of international con ferences on the latest advances in the application of computer algebra systems to the solution of various problems in scientific computing. The three ear (CASs) lier conferences in this sequence, CASC'98, CASC'99, and CASC 2000, were held, Petersburg, Russia, in Munich, Germany, and in Samarkand, respectively, in St. Uzbekistan, and proved to be very successful. We have to thank the program committee, listed overleaf, for a tremendous job in soliciting and providing reviews for the submitted papers. There were more than three reviews per submission on average. The result of this job is reflected in the present volume, which contains revised versions of the accepted papers. The collection of papers included in the proceedings covers various topics of computer algebra methods, algorithms and software applied to scientific computing. In particular, five papers are devoted to the implementation of the analysis of involutive systems with the aid of CASso The specific examples include new efficient algorithms for the computation of Janet bases for monomial ideals, involutive division, involutive reduction method, etc. A number of papers deal with application of CASs for obtaining and vali dating new exact solutions to initial and boundary value problems for partial differential equations in mathematical physics. Several papers show how CASs can be used to obtain analytic solutions of initial and boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations and for studying their properties.
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Topology and Geometry for Physicists

Author: Charles Nash,Siddhartha Sen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318362

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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Differential geometry and topology are essential tools for many theoretical physicists, particularly in the study of condensed matter physics, gravity, and particle physics. Written by physicists for physics students, this text introduces geometrical and topological methods in theoretical physics and applied mathematics. It assumes no detailed background in topology or geometry, and it emphasizes physical motivations, enabling students to apply the techniques to their physics formulas and research. "Thoroughly recommended" by The Physics Bulletin, this volume's physics applications range from condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics to elementary particle theory. Its main mathematical topics include differential forms, homotopy, homology, cohomology, fiber bundles, connection and covariant derivatives, and Morse theory.
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Geometric Measure Theory

Author: Herbert Federer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642620108

Category: Mathematics

Page: 677

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"This book is a major treatise in mathematics and is essential in the working library of the modern analyst." (Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society)
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An Invitation to Morse Theory

Author: Liviu I. Nicolaescu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387495096

Category: Mathematics

Page: 241

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This book offers readers a taste of the "unreasonable effectiveness" of Morse theory. It covers many of the most important topics in Morse theory along with applications. The book details topics such as Morse-Smale flows, min-max theory, moment maps and equivariant cohomology, and complex Morse theory. In addition, many examples, problems, and illustrations further enhance the value of this useful introduction to Morse Theory.
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Mathematics and Logic

Author: Mark Kac,Stanislaw M. Ulam

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486670856

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

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Fascinating study of the origin and nature of mathematical thought, including relation of mathematics and science, 20th-century developments, impact of computers, and more.Includes 34 illustrations. 1968 edition."
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Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing

8th International Workshop, CASC 2005, Kalamata, Greece, September 12-16, 2005, Proceedings

Author: Victor G. Ganzha,Ernst W. Mayr,Evgenii V. Vorozhtsov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 502

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing, CASC 2005, held in Kalamata, Greece in September 2005. The 41 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 75 submissions. The topics addressed in the workshop cover all the basic areas of scientific computing as they benefit from the application of computer algebra methods and software: algebraic methods for nonlinear polynomial equations and inequalities, symbolic-numeric methods for differential and differential-algebraic equations, algorithmic and complexity considerations in computer algebra, algebraic methods in geometric modelling, aspects of computer algebra programming languages, automatic reasoning in algebra and geometry, complexity of algebraic problems, exact and approximate computation, parallel symbolic-numeric computation, Internet accessible symbolic and numeric computation, problem-solving environments, symbolic and numerical computation in systems engineering and modelling, computer algebra in industry, solving problems in the natural sciences, numerical simulation using computer algebra systems, mathematical communication.
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Combinatorial Algebraic Topology

Author: Dimitry Kozlov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540719628

Category: Mathematics

Page: 390

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This volume is the first comprehensive treatment of combinatorial algebraic topology in book form. The first part of the book constitutes a swift walk through the main tools of algebraic topology. Readers - graduate students and working mathematicians alike - will probably find particularly useful the second part, which contains an in-depth discussion of the major research techniques of combinatorial algebraic topology. Although applications are sprinkled throughout the second part, they are principal focus of the third part, which is entirely devoted to developing the topological structure theory for graph homomorphisms.
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Classics of Mathematics

Author: Ronald Calinger

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780023183423

Category: Mathematics

Page: 793

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Appropriate for undergraduate and select graduate courses in the history of mathematics, and in the history of science. This edited volume of readings contains more than 130 selections from eminent mathematicians from A `h-mose' to Hilbert and Noether. The chapter introductions comprise a concise history of mathematics based on critical textual analysis and the latest scholarship. Each reading is preceded by a substantial biography of its author.
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Modern Classical Homotopy Theory

Author: Jeffrey Strom

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821852868

Category: Mathematics

Page: 835

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The core of classical homotopy theory is a body of ideas and theorems that emerged in the 1950s and was later largely codified in the notion of a model category. This core includes the notions of fibration and cofibration; CW complexes; long fiber and cofiber sequences; loop spaces and suspensions; and so on. Brown's representability theorems show that homology and cohomology are also contained in classical homotopy theory. This text develops classical homotopy theory from a modern point of view, meaning that the exposition is informed by the theory of model categories and that homotopy limits and colimits play central roles. The exposition is guided by the principle that it is generally preferable to prove topological results using topology (rather than algebra). The language and basic theory of homotopy limits and colimits make it possible to penetrate deep into the subject with just the rudiments of algebra. The text does reach advanced territory, including the Steenrod algebra, Bott periodicity, localization, the Exponent Theorem of Cohen, Moore, and Neisendorfer, and Miller's Theorem on the Sullivan Conjecture. Thus the reader is given the tools needed to understand and participate in research at (part of) the current frontier of homotopy theory. Proofs are not provided outright. Rather, they are presented in the form of directed problem sets. To the expert, these read as terse proofs; to novices they are challenges that draw them in and help them to thoroughly understand the arguments.
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Topology

Author: John G. Hocking,Gail S. Young

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141098

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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Superb one-year course in classical topology. Topological spaces and functions, point-set topology, much more. Examples and problems. Bibliography. Index.
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Featured Reviews in Mathematical Reviews 1997-1999

With Selected Reviews of Classic Books and Papers from 1940-1969

Author: Donald G. Babbitt,Jane E. Kister

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821896709

Category: Mathematics

Page: 541

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This second volume of Featured Reviews makes available special detailed reviews of some of the most important mathematical articles and books published from 1997 through 1999. Also included are excellent reviews of several classic books and articles published prior to 1970. Among those reviews, for example, are the following: Homological Algebra by Henri Cartan and Samuel Eilenberg, reviewed by G. Hochschild; Faisceaux algebriques coherents by Jean-Pierre Serre, reviewed by C. Chevalley; and On the Theory of General Partial Differential Operators by Lars Hormander, reviewed by J. L. Lions. In particular, those seeking information on current developments outside their own area of expertise will find the volume very useful. By identifying some of the best publications, papers, and books that have had or are expected to have a significant impact in applied and pure mathematics, this volume will serve as a comprehensive guide to important new research across all fields covered by MR.
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Experiments in Topology

Author: Stephen Barr

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048615274X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 210

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Classic, lively explanation of one of the byways of mathematics. Klein bottles, Moebius strips, projective planes, map coloring, problem of the Koenigsberg bridges, much more, described with clarity and wit.
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Geometry of Differential Forms

Author: Shigeyuki Morita

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821810453

Category: Mathematics

Page: 321

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Since the times of Gauss, Riemann, and Poincare, one of the principal goals of the study of manifolds has been to relate local analytic properties of a manifold with its global topological properties. Among the high points on this route are the Gauss-Bonnet formula, the de Rham complex, and the Hodge theorem; these results show, in particular, that the central tool in reaching the main goal of global analysis is the theory of differential forms. This book is a comprehensive introduction to differential forms. It begins with a quick presentation of the notion of differentiable manifolds and then develops basic properties of differential forms as well as fundamental results about them, such as the de Rham and Frobenius theorems. The second half of the book is devoted to more advanced material, including Laplacians and harmonic forms on manifolds, the concepts of vector bundles and fiber bundles, and the theory of characteristic classes. Among the less traditional topics treated in the book is a detailed description of the Chern-Weil theory. With minimal prerequisites, the book can serve as a textbook for an advanced undergraduate or a graduate course in differential geometry.
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