- Series: Dover Books on Mathematics
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications (February 27, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486434796
- ISBN-13: 978-0486434797
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #511,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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General Topology (Dover Books on Mathematics)
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The organization of the book: Everything is presented in a perfectly logical order, beginning with a summary of Set Theory and ending with topologies on Function Spaces. During the course the reader is invited to make excursions to other areas of mathematics from a topological point of view and perhaps gain insights into those fields that even specialists don't have. This is mostly done through problems for the reader to solve.
Definitions and Theorems: The definitions are always the most general possible, often presented as a set of axioms that the defined quantity has to fulfill. The theorems are almost always presented in their most general form.
The Proofs: The proofs are generally on either the shortest and most elegant form possible, or taken from the original publications. This is for the benefit of the reader even though it might appear to some readers as "terse" proofs because this kind of proofs is the one that gains the reader the most insight once they are understood. "Short and elegant" does NOT mean that the author leaves out details (unless they are explicitely assigned as problems).
Explanations and Motivations: The text is short and to the point. This again does not mean that the author leaves out anything relevant or that he does not warn for possible pitfalls.Read more ›
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Definitely the best introduction to point set topology available. Superior to Munkres if you can handle the higher level of abstraction in Willard.Published 5 months ago by targetdemo
Fantastic book, it was the book for my three person presentation-based General Topology course, in which we basically had to do all of our learning from the book, and this book was... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alan Ottenstein
Hands down, this is one of the best book in the series of "Dover Books on Mathematics."
For students that have no prior exposure to topology, try to read... Read more
This book was the textbook for my grad course in topology. I loved it then , and today, some 30 years later , I still use it as a reference . Read morePublished 21 months ago by P. Budney
This is not the best book to learn point-set topology from: for that it would be silly to use anything other than Munkres. Read morePublished on June 26, 2014 by Jordan Bell
I am greatly impressed; as the book is what I have been looking for. I recommend it for every student in Maths class.Published on May 29, 2013 by Asogwa Sunday A
Excellent is was I expected in this product for my niece. She needed for study in the university. Ok, !!!!!Published on March 20, 2013 by JL