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Author:Dave Rusin; The Mathematical Atlas
Description: A short article designed to provide an introduction to algebraic topology, the study of algebraic objects attached to topological spaces. The algebraic invariants reflect some of the topological structure of the spaces. The use of these algebraic tools calls attention to some types of topological spaces which are well modeled by the algebra; fibre bundles and related spaces are included here... the use of the algebraic tools also calls attention to the aspects of a topological space which are well modeled by the algebra; this gives rise to homotopy theory. The algebraic tools used in topology include various (co)homology theories, homotopy groups, and groups of maps. These in turn have necessitated the development of more complex algebraic tools such as derived functors and spectral sequences. History, applications and related fields and subfields; textbooks, reference works, and tutorials; software and tables; other web sites with this focus.

Levels: College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Algebraic Topology

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