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The book is divided into two sections, the first covering general, i.e. point-set, topology and the second covering algebraic topology. Exercises (without solutions) are provided throughout. The exercises include straight-forward applications of theorems and definitions, proofs, counter-examples, and more challenging problems.
My only complaint with this book is that it does not discuss manifolds and differentiable topology, but other texts fill this gap.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in studying topology; it is especially well-suited for self study.
In my opinion, after going through the discussion of algebraic topology in Munkres, the students should be ready to move forward to a (now standard) text such as Hatcher, for further coverage of homotopy, homology and cohomology theories of spaces.Read more ›
Later at graduate school, Munkres was also used in a topology class at the beginning graduate level. Highlights were taken from the first section (point set topology), and a large focus of the class was on the algebraic topology in the second section of the book. Sometimes I had difficulty following exactly what the professor was doing at the blackboard, but I could always understand what was going on when I consulted Munkres.
I would stress that this is only to be used as an introduction to algebraic topology, as there is nearly no development of homology groups and other algebraic concepts. However, it gives a very good presentation for the fundamental group. As a whole it would be a very good addition to your mathematical library.
Nevertheless, Munkres' book is quite readable and yet still rigorous. His exercises are very instructive in reinforcing the many ideas and provide a wide variety in problem difficulties for a motivated undergraduate in math.
If you are searching for a book that provides a friendly step-by-step aproach to learning point-set topology, I would not recommend this book for it would be too difficult. If you are searching for an introduction to point-set topology that will give you a solid grounding in the basics of point-set topology, but at the same time will give it to you in an easily approached manner, than this book is for you. It is my belief that this book is about as close a math textbook can come to being a "read in front of the fire" sort of book.
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Amazing and clear book! I choose to do an indendant study in my second year of undergrad. Its going great, if I ever get stuck I ask my teachers for help on their free time. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is by far the best Topology book I have read. The exercises are at a perfect difficulty level. I wish I had this book when I took Topology as an undergrad.Published 4 months ago by John Bikowitz
Munkres' Topology is probably the best book for undergraduates in mathematics. I truly can't think of a book that explains its content better than this. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Luis Ferroni
Got a great deal on the best topology book out there. Awesome.Published 8 months ago by Russell Pekala
This book is awesome. It has probably been my favorite textbook to date. I used it in class but if you find a syllabus with homework sets, it would be perfect for self study. Read morePublished 8 months ago by QQ
Best introductory text around for Topology. Bar none.
Very excellent exposition all around. Gives you the absolute fundamentals - no hanging onto and basing the theory off... Read more
This is one of the best books in mathematics I have ever studied from, alongside Strogatz's Nonlinear Dynamics and Strichartz's Way of Analysis. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Wojy Woj Lion