Compact Surfaces

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


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.


Projective Plane Euler Characteristic Quotient Space Compact Surface Geometric Realization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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