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A Basic Course in Algebraic Topology Hardcover – May 29, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0387974309 ISBN-10: 038797430X Edition: Corrected
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W.S. Massey A Basic Course in Algebraic Topology "In the minds of many people algebraic topology is a subject which is a ~esoteric, specialized, and disjoint from the overall sweep of mathematical thought.a (TM) This straightforward introduction to the subject, by a recognized authority, aims to dispel that point of view by emphasizing: 1. the geometric motivation for the various concepts and 2. the applications to other areas."a "BULLETIN OF THE IRISH MATHEMATICS SOCIETY
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  • Hardcover: 428 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; Corrected edition (May 29, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 038797430X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387974309
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,655,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 26, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The text contains material from the author's earlier two books; Algebraic Topology: An Introduction (GTM 56), and Singular Homology Theory (GTM 70). The book starts with an introductory chapter on 2-manifolds and then continues with the fundamental group; which is conceptually easier than homology, with which some books on algebraic topology start. The only prerequisite for this book is a basic knowledge of general topology; and the book is easily accessible to anyone studying on his own. In short, I recommend the book to anyone interested in algebraic topology.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Diego on September 27, 2010
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Very nice way to start learning Alg topology. I am reading it for a class and it's been quite pleasant.
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