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Compact Surfaces

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

Abstract

In this chapter we undertake a detailed study of compact 2-manifolds. These are the manifolds that are most familiar from our everyday experience, and about which the most is known mathematically. They are thus excellent prototypes for the study of manifolds in higher dimensions.

Keywords

Projective Plane Euler Characteristic Quotient Space Compact Surface Geometric Realization 
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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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