By Tammo Tom Dieck

This booklet is written as a textbook on algebraic topology. the 1st half covers the cloth for 2 introductory classes approximately homotopy and homology. the second one half provides extra complicated functions and ideas (duality, attribute sessions, homotopy teams of spheres, bordism). the writer recommends beginning an introductory direction with homotopy thought. For this objective, classical effects are offered with new user-friendly proofs. on the other hand, you will begin extra commonly with singular and axiomatic homology. extra chapters are dedicated to the geometry of manifolds, mobilephone complexes and fibre bundles. a distinct characteristic is the wealthy offer of approximately 500 workouts and difficulties. numerous sections contain subject matters that have no longer seemed prior to in textbooks in addition to simplified proofs for a few vital effects. must haves are ordinary element set topology (as recalled within the first chapter), ordinary algebraic notions (modules, tensor product), and a few terminology from type concept. the purpose of the e-book is to introduce complex undergraduate and graduate (master's) scholars to uncomplicated instruments, strategies and result of algebraic topology. enough history fabric from geometry and algebra is integrated. A book of the eu Mathematical Society (EMS). allotted in the Americas by way of the yankee Mathematical Society.

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The latter means hgv; gwi D hv; wi for g 2 G and v; w 2 V . V / D fv 2 V j hv; vi D 1g is G-stable. Let E be a right G-space and F a left G-space. E F / ! x; y// 7! xg 1 ; gy/. A G-map f W F1 ! F2 induces a continuous map id Gf WE G F1 ! x; y/ 7! x; y// 7! kx; y/. This construction can in particular be applied in the case that E D K, G a subgroup 20 Chapter 1. Topological Spaces of K and the G- and K-actions on K are given by right and left multiplication. The assignments F 7! K G F and f 7! id G f yield the induction functor indK G W G- TOP !

Then they are homotopic by a linear homotopy when viewed as maps into RnC1 X f0g. We compose with N and see that f ' g. If f W S m ! S n is a continuous map, then there exists (by the theorem of Stone–Weierstrass, say) a C 1 -map g W S m ! x/k < 2. This indicates another use of homotopies: Improve maps up to homotopy. If one uses some analysis, namely (the easy part of) the theorem of Sard about the density of regular values, one sees that for m < n a C 1 -map S m ! S n is not surjective and hence null homotopic.

R, s 7! 1/ ! S which transports t 7! 1 t into the antipodal map x 7! x on R. 1/ ! n/ of the n-fold smash products. 5) Example. A retraction r W D n ! 2kxk; 2 t /. ) Given a map f W I n ! X and a homotopy h W @I n I ! X with h0 D f j@I n combine to a map g W I n 0 [ @I n I ! X . We compose with a retraction and obtain a homotopy H W I n ! X which extends h and begins at H0 D f . This homotopy extension property is later studied more generally under the name of cofibration. 0; 2/ ❇ ❇ ❇ ❇ ❇ ........................................