Cell Complexes

  • John M. LeeEmail author
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 202)


In this chapter we give a brief introduction to cell complexes. These are spaces constructed by starting with a discrete set of points and successively attaching cells (spaces homeomorphic to Euclidean balls) of increasing dimensions. It turns out that many interesting spaces can be constructed this way, and such a construction yields important information about the space.


Topological Space Disjoint Union Simplicial Complex Cell Complex Cell Decomposition 
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© Springer Science and Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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