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By Stephen Huggett,David Jordan

This is a e-book of uncomplicated geometric topology, within which geometry, often illustrated, courses calculation. The e-book starts off with a wealth of examples, frequently sophisticated, of ways to be mathematically definite no matter if gadgets are an identical from the perspective of topology.

After introducing surfaces, resembling the Klein bottle, the e-book explores the homes of polyhedra drawn on those surfaces. extra subtle instruments are constructed in a bankruptcy on winding quantity, and an appendix supplies a glimpse of knot theory.

Numerous examples and workouts make this an invaluable textbook for a primary undergraduate direction in topology, supplying a company geometrical starting place for extra learn. for a lot of the publication the must haves are mild, notwithstanding, so someone with interest and tenacity can be in a position to benefit from the Aperitif.

"…distinguished through transparent and lovely exposition and encumbered with casual motivation, visible aids, cool (and superbly rendered) pictures…This is a good booklet and that i suggest it very highly."

MAA Online

"Aperitif inspires precisely the correct effect of this e-book. The excessive ratio of illustrations to textual content makes it a short learn and its enticing variety and subject material whet the tastebuds for a number of attainable major courses."

Mathematical Gazette

"A Topological Aperitif presents a marvellous advent to the topic, with many alternative tastes of ideas."

Professor Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS, Mathematical Institute, Oxford, united kingdom

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