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Mapping Degree Theory
 
Enrique Outerelo Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Jesús M. Ruiz Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Mapping Degree Theory
Enrique Outerelo Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Jesús M. Ruiz Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-4915-6
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  • Book Details
     
     
    Graduate Studies in Mathematics
    Volume: 1082009; 244 pp
    MSC: Primary 01; 47; 55; 57; 58;

    This textbook treats the classical parts of mapping degree theory, with a detailed account of its history traced back to the first half of the 18th century. After a historical first chapter, the remaining four chapters develop the mathematics. An effort is made to use only elementary methods, resulting in a self-contained presentation. Even so, the book arrives at some truly outstanding theorems: the classification of homotopy classes for spheres and the Poincaré-Hopf Index Theorem, as well as the proofs of the original formulations by Cauchy, Poincaré, and others.

    Although the mapping degree theory you will discover in this book is a classical subject, the treatment is refreshing for its simple and direct style. The straightforward exposition is accented by the appearance of several uncommon topics: tubular neighborhoods without metrics, differences between class 1 and class 2 mappings, Jordan Separation with neither compactness nor cohomology, explicit constructions of homotopy classes of spheres, and the direct computation of the Hopf invariant of the first Hopf fibration.

    The book is suitable for a one-semester graduate course. There are 180 exercises and problems of different scope and difficulty.

    This book is published in cooperation with Real Sociedád Matematica Española.
    Readership

    Graduate students interested in topology, particularly differential topology.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Chapter 1. History
    • Chapter 2. Manifolds
    • Chapter 3. The Brouwer-Kronecker degree
    • Chapter 4. Degree theory in Euclidean spaces
    • Chapter 5. The Hopf Theorems
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Volume: 1082009; 244 pp
MSC: Primary 01; 47; 55; 57; 58;

This textbook treats the classical parts of mapping degree theory, with a detailed account of its history traced back to the first half of the 18th century. After a historical first chapter, the remaining four chapters develop the mathematics. An effort is made to use only elementary methods, resulting in a self-contained presentation. Even so, the book arrives at some truly outstanding theorems: the classification of homotopy classes for spheres and the Poincaré-Hopf Index Theorem, as well as the proofs of the original formulations by Cauchy, Poincaré, and others.

Although the mapping degree theory you will discover in this book is a classical subject, the treatment is refreshing for its simple and direct style. The straightforward exposition is accented by the appearance of several uncommon topics: tubular neighborhoods without metrics, differences between class 1 and class 2 mappings, Jordan Separation with neither compactness nor cohomology, explicit constructions of homotopy classes of spheres, and the direct computation of the Hopf invariant of the first Hopf fibration.

The book is suitable for a one-semester graduate course. There are 180 exercises and problems of different scope and difficulty.

This book is published in cooperation with Real Sociedád Matematica Española.
Readership

Graduate students interested in topology, particularly differential topology.

  • Chapters
  • Chapter 1. History
  • Chapter 2. Manifolds
  • Chapter 3. The Brouwer-Kronecker degree
  • Chapter 4. Degree theory in Euclidean spaces
  • Chapter 5. The Hopf Theorems
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