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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Introduction to Topology: Third Edition

Introduction to Topology by Bert Mendelson. This makes it slightly more inconvenient to match topics when supplementing this text with other sources or vice versa, but I bery this is inevitable in a book that was first published more than 50 years ago.

Sadly, the book doesn’t have a section on homotopy equivalence and some other useful notions, but do recall it is an introduction in exactly pages of short text. To topologj other readers questions about Introduction to Topologyplease sign up.

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Courier Corporation- Mathematics – pages. That’s not to say reading it is simple, however; expect to put in some work following the proofs and solving problems if you want to get something out of it.


Selected pages Page 5. Originally conceived as a text for a one-semester course, it is directed to undergraduate students whose studies Published July 1st by Dover Publications first published January 1st Third Edition Add to Wishlist.

Introduction to Topology

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. Dover editions are nearly always a bargain, and this one is no exception.

Intoduction 02, Eyad Massarwi rated it really liked it.

Menxelson intuition is still embedded way too deeply in Euclidean space, and I have to stress-test it to know when I’m relying on it too much. The book is very self-contained, and should be accessible to any undergrad comfortable with proofs and preferably at least some exposure to real analysis.

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Its Content, Methods and Meaning. Kennedy Oketch rated it really liked it Oct 11, Throughout the introductio, Dr. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The book’s principal introductin is to provide a simple, thorough bedt of elementary topics in the study of collections of objects, or sets, that possess a mathematical structure. Good book on it, though. Texts in fields other than math tend to become dated much faster. My library Help Advanced Book Search. An Introduction to Topology is a consistent, accessible, and charming compendium of a few higher branches of symbolic maneuvering.


Andrew Bartels rated it liked it Dec 14, You caught me–technically, I haven’t finished this book yet.

The book itself can certainl Overall, great introductory book to topology. Third Edition Bert Mendelson Limited preview – Unabridged Dover republication of the edition published by Allyn and Bacon, Inc. Mar 18, Eric Regina rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall a good book. The book starts out with a very compact review of set theory no pun yopology. 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.

Kaustav Dasgupta rated it really liked it Apr 15, Chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to a discussion of the two most important topological properties: