"An invaluable addition to the literature, surveying decades of vital research and taking the reader to the frontiers with countless open questions and paths into unexplored terrain."--Mathematical Reviews
About the Author
Yves Felix, author of books on raional homotopy and more than eighty papers in algebraic topology, received his Ph.D. in 1979. From 1981 to 1989 he worked as a researcher for the FNRS (Belgium) and in 1989 he took up the position of Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain, which he has held since. John Oprea received his Ph.D. in 1982 from Ohio State University and has been at Cleveland State University since 1985. His interests lie in both algebraic topology and differential geometry and he has written papers and books in these areas. Oprea was awarded the Lester R. Ford award from the Mathematical Association of America in 1996. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Geometry and Symmetry in Physics. Daniel Tanré received his Ph. D. from the University of Paris in 1972 and has been a Professor at the University of Lille, France, since 1988. He has been an author of books and articles on Algebraic Topology and applications since 1972.