Algebraic Topology

Algebraic Topology In most mathematics departments at major universities one of the three or four basic first-year graduate courses is in the subject of algebraic topology This introductory textbook in algebraic topology is suitable for use in a course or for self-study featuring broad coverage of the subject and a readable exposition with many examples and exercises The four main chapters present the basic material of the subject fundamental group and covering spaces homology and cohomology higher homotopy groups and homotopy theory generally The author emphasizes the geometric aspects of the subject which helps students gain intuition A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of many optional topics which are not usually part of a first course due to time constraints and for which elementary expositions are sometimes hard to find Among these are Bockstein and transfer homomorphisms direct and inverse limits H-spaces and Hopf algebras the Brown representability theorem the James reduced product the Dold-Thom theorem and a full exposition of Steenrod squares and powers Researchers will also welcome this aspect of the book
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