Transversality Theorems

  • Michel Demazure
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In this chapter we look into a topic which is the modern version of an old idea, namely ’general position’, and we shall try to explain why it is important.


Countable Family Open Dense Subset Countable Intersection Baire Space Affine Subspace 
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  1. 27.
    René B(UPAIRE) (1874-1932), a French mathematician, was Professor at the University of Dijon from 1905 until 1914, when illness forced him to give up research and teaching.Google Scholar
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    A word coined from the name of the German mathematician Hermann G(UPRASSMANN) (1809-1877), one of the founders of multilinear algebra.Google Scholar
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    Known to anglophones as Snell’s Law.Google Scholar
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    John M(UPATHER), American mathematician, born 1942.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Demazure
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  1. 1.Cité des Sciences et de l’lndustrieParisFrance

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