Geometric Topology: Localization, Periodicity and Galois Symmetry
by Dennis Sullivan
Publisher: Springer 2005
Number of pages: 296
In 1970, Sullivan circulated a set of notes introducing localization and completion of topological spaces to homotopy theory, and other important concepts that have had a major influence on the development of topology. The notes remain worth reading for the boldness of their ideas, the clear mastery of available structure they command, and the fresh picture they provide for geometric topology.
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by Benson Farb, Dan Margalit - Princeton University Press
Our goal in this book is to explain as many important theorems, examples, and techniques as possible, as quickly and directly as possible, while at the same time giving (nearly) full details and keeping the text (nearly) selfcontained.
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