© 1966

Algebraic Topology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Edwin H. Spanier
    Pages 1-11
  3. Edwin H. Spanier
    Pages 12-59
  4. Edwin H. Spanier
    Pages 60-105
  5. Edwin H. Spanier
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  6. Edwin H. Spanier
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  9. Edwin H. Spanier
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  10. Edwin H. Spanier
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  11. Edwin H. Spanier
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 521-528

About this book


Intended for use both as a text and a reference, this book is an exposition of the fundamental ideas of algebraic topology. The first third of the book covers the fundamental group, its definition and its application in the study of covering spaces. The focus then turns to homology theory, including cohomology, cup products, cohomology operations, and topological manifolds. The remaining third of the book is devoted to Homotropy theory, covering basic facts about homotropy groups, applications to obstruction theory, and computations of homotropy groups of spheres. In the later parts, the main emphasis is on the application to geometry of the algebraic tools developed earlier.


Algebraic topology Fundamental group cohomology homology topology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Algebraic Topology
  • Authors Edwin H. Spanier
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1966
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-90646-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-94426-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-9322-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 548
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by McGraw-Hill, 1966
  • Topics Algebraic Topology
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