Geometric Aspects of General Topology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 443154397X
  • ISBN-13: 9784431543978
  • DDC: 514
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 521 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book is designed for graduate students to acquire knowledge of dimension theory, ANR theory (theory of retracts), and related topics, including various fields in geometric topology and in general topology. Hence, for students interested in general and geometric topology, understanding these theories will be valuable. Many proofs are illustrated by figures or diagrams, making it easier to understand the ideas. Although exercises are not included, some results are given with only a sketch of their proofs. Completing the proofs in detail provides good exercise and training for graduate students and will be useful in graduate classes or seminars. Researchers will find this book helpful, because it contains many subjects not presented in usual textbooks, e.g., dim X × I = dim X + 1 for a metrizable space X; the difference between the small and large inductive dimensions; a hereditarily infinite-dimensional space; the ANR-ness of locally contractible countable-dimensional metrizable spaces; an infinite-dimensional space with finite cohomological dimension; a dimension raising cell-like map; and a non-AR metric linear space. The final chapter enables students to understand how deeply related the two theories are. Simplicial complexes are useful in topology and indispensable for studying the theories of both dimension and ANRs. No textbook discusses non-locally finite simplicial complexes in detail. So, students must refer to the original papers. For instance, J.H.C. Whitehead's theorem on small subdivisions is very important, but its proof cannot be found in any textbook. The homotopy type of simplicial complexes is discussed in textbooks on algebraic topology using CW complexes, but geometrical arguments using simplicial complexes are rather easy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Preliminaries.
2: Metrization and Paracompact Spaces.
3: Topology of Linear Spaces and Convex Sets.
4: Simplicial Complexes and Polyhedra.
5: Dimensions of Spaces.
6: Retracts and Extensors.
7: Cell-Like Maps and Related Topics.