Highly regarded for its exceptional clarity, imaginative and instructive exercises, and fine writing style, this concise book offers an ideal. Introduction to Topology has ratings and 15 reviews. Steve said: I’m not yet enough of an expert on topology to give this a truly informed review; I. This book is meant to cover a basic topology course for undergraduates and I found it very approachable even with my limited background in pure math.

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It has taken me roughly 20 hours to read the first 40 pages. Account Options Sign in. Good lord I hate topology.

Alex rated it liked it Dec 14, Great Book to start studying Topology. Overall a good book. It was sort of helpful in getting the big picture of Topology and its relationship to calculus and other branch of Mathematics. This is my first book on Topology, and it’s quite good.

I had worn myself out on other books dedicated to the subject, and this book provides a clearer, more to-the-point account of basic set theory than any I’ve found in a fi You caught kendelson, I haven’t finished this introoduction yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Reprint of the Allyn and Bacon, Inc. Overall, great introductory book to topology. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Account Options Sign in. Texts in fields other than math tend to become dated much faster.

If you are firmly rooted in your understanding of Set Theory and have had rigorous levels of experience with that nomenclature, only the first couple of readings will be a muddle. Originally conceived as a text for a one-semester course, it is directed to undergraduate students whose studies of calculus sequence have included definitions and proofs of theorems.

## Introduction to Topology

The book includes plenty of end-of-section examples, of a range of difficulties. I’m not yet enough of an expert on topology to give this a truly informed review; I can compare this to only to tooplogy other topology text but plenty of math books. In the second chapter Professor Mendelson discusses metric spaces, paying particular attention to various distance functions which may be defined on Euclidean n -space and which lead to the ordinary topology.

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### Introduction to Topology: Third Edition

The pedagogy was excellent and the development of topics made sense in going from metric spaces a notion that is generally more intuitive to abstract topological spaces. Originally conceived as a text for a one-semester course, it is directed to undergraduate students whose studies of calculus sequence have included definitions and proofs of theorems. The book’s principal aim is to provide a simple, thorough survey introdiction elementary topics in the study of collections of objects, or sets, that possess a mathematical structure.

Third Edition Bert Mendelson Limited preview – Topology and Geometry for Physicists. Again, great book which I would highly recommend for self-study. Throughout the text, Dr. Sep 14, Steve Stuart rated it really liked it.

### Introduction to Topology – Bert Mendelson – Google Books

Introduction to topology, Volume 1 Bert Mendelson Snippet view – Chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to a discussion of the two most important topological properties: The topology topolpgy covered is entirely point-set topology, covering the basics of openness, compactness, and connectedness, without moving any deeper. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jul 11, Jason Evans rated it liked it. I was expecting something more readable.

Get it right the first time and your wonderment over dimensionality will become a diminishing metric subspace oops, another obscure application of Topology and not intro level. I dare you to read it.

Dec 18, Guillermo Angeris rated it menndelson was amazing Shelves: Rafael Alves rated it really liked it Sep 21, In the second chapter Professor Mendelson discusses metric spaces, paying particular attention to various distance functions which may be defined on Euclidean “n”-space and which lead to the ordinary topology. Sadly, the book doesn’t have a section on homotopy equivalence and some other useful notions, but ihtroduction recall it is an introduction in exactly pages of short text.