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Surfaces - H. B. Griffiths

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Published: 29th June 1981
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Mathematicians have developed the language of topology; but the conventional development leaves until last the discussion and ideas about shapes, so those who have not mastered the initial ideas of analysis and general topology are barred from participation by a rigid formalism. This book, first published in 1976, adopts a different approach, developing a language close to that of ordinary discourse. It is intended to encourage readers of varying backgrounds, but especially students, to think spatially. The text is well illustrated, with toned drawings creating three-dimensional effects where appropriate, and there are abundant exercises. Useful appendices accompany the text, providing hints and solutions to these exercises and also a sketch of how the treatment can be modelled within a conventional topology course for more advanced students. The book can be regarded as an example of the emerging discipline of mathematics education, as well as being about surfaces.

Preface
How to make surfaces, and talk about them
Making complicated surfaces
Multifarious complications
Families of surfaces
Completion of the census of surface families
Combinational invariants
Order of assembly, and orientability
Morse theory of a paper surface
Miscellaneous exercises
Appendces
Indeces
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ISBN: 9780521299770
ISBN-10: 0521299772
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 29th June 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised