This text explains nontrivial applications of metric space topology to analysis. Covers metric space, point-set topology, and algebraic topology. Includes exercises, selected answers, and 51 illustrations. 1983 edition.
This introduction to topology employs a methodology somewhat different from other texts. Metric space and point-set topology material are treated in the first two chapters, and algebraic topological material is covered in the remaining two chapters, leading the reader through nontrivial applications of metric space topology to analysis. Treatment of topics from elementary algebraic topology concentrates on results with concrete geometric meaning and presents relatively little algebraic formalism; at the same time, this treatment provides proofs of some highly nontrivial results. Assumes familiarity with real numbers and some basic set theory. Includes chapter exercises. The authors are affiliated with UCLA. This is an unabridged republication of a work published by Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 1983. This edition contains solutions to selected exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)