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Sheaf Theory

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Part of the book series: Graduate Texts in Mathematics (GTM, volume 170)

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This book is primarily concerned with the study of cohomology theories of general topological spaces with "general coefficient systems." Sheaves play several roles in this study. For example, they provide a suitable notion of "general coefficient systems." Moreover, they furnish us with a common method of defining various cohomology theories and of comparison between different cohomology theories. The parts of the theory of sheaves covered here are those areas impor­tant to algebraic topology. Sheaf theory is also important in other fields of mathematics, notably algebraic geometry, but that is outside the scope of the present book. Thus a more descriptive title for this book might have been Algebraic Topology from the Point of View of Sheaf Theory. Several innovations will be found in this book. Notably, the con­cept of the "tautness" of a subspace (an adaptation of an analogous no­tion of Spanier to sheaf-theoretic cohomology) is introduced and exploited throughout the book. The factthat sheaf-theoretic cohomology satisfies 1 the homotopy property is proved for general topological spaces. Also, relative cohomology is introduced into sheaf theory. Concerning relative cohomology, it should be noted that sheaf-theoretic cohomology is usually considered as a "single space" theory.

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

    Glen E. Bredon

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sheaf Theory

  • Authors: Glen E. Bredon

  • Series Title: Graduate Texts in Mathematics

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-94905-5Published: 24 January 1997

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4612-6854-3Published: 28 September 2012

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4612-0647-7Published: 06 December 2012

  • Series ISSN: 0072-5285

  • Series E-ISSN: 2197-5612

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XI, 504

  • Additional Information: Originally published by McGraw Hill, 1967

  • Topics: Algebra, Algebraic Topology

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