Special Course in Functional Analysis: (Non-)Commutative Topology
by Ville Turunen
Publisher: Aalto TKK 2008
Number of pages: 83
In this book you will learn something about functional analytic framework of topology. And you will get an access to more advanced literature on non-commutative geometry, a quite recent topic in mathematics and mathematical physics. The prerequisite for this course is some elementary understanding of Banach spaces.
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