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Cambridge Monographs on Applied and Computational Mathematics : Topology for Computing Series Number 16 - Afra J. Zomorodian

Cambridge Monographs on Applied and Computational Mathematics

Topology for Computing Series Number 16

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780521836661
Number Of Pages: 258

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The emerging field of computational topology utilizes theory from topology and the power of computing to solve problems in diverse fields. Recent applications include computer graphics, computer-aided design (CAD), and structural biology, all of which involve understanding the intrinsic shape of some real or abstract space. A primary goal of this book is to present basic concepts from topology and Morse theory to enable a non-specialist to grasp and participate in current research in computational topology. The author gives a self-contained presentation of the mathematical concepts from a computer scientist's point of view, combining point set topology, algebraic topology, group theory, differential manifolds, and Morse theory. He also presents some recent advances in the area, including topological persistence and hierarchical Morse complexes. Throughout, the focus is on computational challenges and on presenting algorithms and data structures when appropriate.

'In my knowledge, it is the first book covering these topics.' Numerical Algorithms
"In my knowledge, it is the first book covering these topics." Numerical Algorithms
"This authoritative, well-written, and highly focused book will explain to the reader the considerable power of topology. It is an eye-opener that I highly recommend." George Hacken, reviews.com

Introduction
Mathematics
Spaces and filtrations
Group theory
Homology
Morse theory
New results
Algorithms
The persistence algorithms
Topological simplification
The Morse-Smale algorithm
The linking number algorithm
Applications
Software
Experiments
Applications
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ISBN: 9780521836661
ISBN-10: 0521836662
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Applied and Computational Mathematics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.52