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By Stephen Huggett,David Jordan

This is a publication of undemanding geometric topology, within which geometry, often illustrated, publications calculation. The ebook begins with a wealth of examples, usually sophisticated, of the way to be mathematically yes even if items are an identical from the viewpoint of topology.

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

Numerous examples and workouts make this an invaluable textbook for a primary undergraduate path in topology, supplying a company geometrical beginning for additional examine. for far of the ebook the must haves are mild, notwithstanding, so an individual with interest and tenacity can be capable of benefit from the Aperitif.

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"A Topological Aperitif offers 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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