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Highly regarded for its exceptional clarity, imaginative and instructive exercises, and fine writing style, this concise book offers an ideal. Introduction to Topology has ratings and 15 reviews. Steve said: I’m not yet enough of an expert on topology to give this a truly informed review; I. This book is meant to cover a basic topology course for undergraduates and I found it very approachable even with my limited background in pure math.

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Working a sampling of these after each section is plenty to ensure that you have understood the material. Originally conceived as a text for a one-semester course, it is directed to undergraduate students whose studies of calculus sequence have included definitions and proofs of theorems.

Topology and Geometry for Physicists. Again, great book which I would highly recommend for self-study.

Introduction to Topology: Third Edition

It has taken me roughly 20 hours to read the first 40 pages. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Topologyplease sign up.

Doesn’t really help one develop an intuition of the subject. Common terms and phrases Bdry boundary called circle closed interval closed path closed sets closed subset closure Cmp a collection of subsets compact space concept connected subsets connectedness contains an open continuous function continuous mapping Conversely Corollary countable degree of closeness denoted diagram disc distance function edges element example Figure finite meendelson finite subcovering function defined function f: I’m not yet enough of an expert on topology to give this mendeson truly informed review; I can compare this to only to one other topology text but plenty of math books.

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Jonathan Miles rated it it was amazing Jul 17, First few chapters are basic and about sets, functions. The author begins with an informal discussion of set theory in Chapter 1, reserving coverage of countability for Chapter 5, where it appears in the context of compactness.

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Introduction to Topology: Third Edition

Get it right the first time and your wonderment over dimensionality will become a diminishing metric subspace oops, another obscure application of Topology and not intro level. Introduction to Topology Bert Mendelson Limited preview – Highly regarded for its exceptional clarity, imaginative and instructive exercises, and fine writing style, this concise book offers an ideal introduction to the fundamentals of topology.

PaperbackThird Editionpages. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But it’s quite enjoyable for those who are willing and able to supply the mental effort and let the author guide your efforts. Other editions – View all Introduction to Topology: If you are firmly rooted in your understanding of Set Theory beft have had rigorous levels of experience with that nomenclature, only the first couple of readings will be a muddle.

The book starts out with a very compact review of set theory no pun intended.

Chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to a discussion of the two intorduction important topological properties: In particular, it was great for self-study as Mendelson doesn’t shy away from fully fleshing-out proofs and repeating relatively similar cases with some additional mendeleon e. Neelam Naeem rated it it was amazing Jul 04, The book is very self-contained, and should be accessible to any undergrad comfortable with proofs and preferably at least some exposure to real analysis.


Introduction to Topology by Bert Mendelson. I struggled quite a bit with the intuition behind some of the proofs, and have, more than once, rolled around on my bed trying to recall or prove again some particular statement that I found quite useful.

Introduction to Knot Theory. Good book on it, though. This book took me at least hours to get through, skipping only the very latter section of the compactess chapter and doing at least two of the harder problems in each section; but I have very little experience with analysis, something I’m sure would have helped complete this and gain the corresponding intuition much more quickly.

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Sep 06, CD rated it really liked it Shelves: Kennedy Oketch rated it really liked it Oct 11, This is basic stuff folks! Oct 25, Kiehl To;ology rated it liked it. Mendelson, a former Professor of Mathematics at Smith College, has included many challenging and stimulating exercises to help students develop a solid grasp of the material presented.


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