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Highly regarded for its exceptional clarity, imaginative and instructive exercises, and fine writing style, this concise book offers an ideal. Introduction to Topology has ratings and 15 reviews. Steve said: I’m not yet enough of an expert on topology to give this a truly informed review; I. This book is meant to cover a basic topology course for undergraduates and I found it very approachable even with my limited background in pure math.

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Jonathan Miles rated it it was amazing Jul 17, This book seems very difficult for an introduction. Other editions – View all Introduction to Topology: Jul 11, Jason Evans rated it liked it.

Daze rated it it was amazing Nov 27, Aug 13, Abdullah Najjar rated it did not like it. The topology content covered is entirely point-set topology, covering the basics of openness, compactness, tipology connectedness, without moving any deeper.

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Introduction to Topology by Bert Mendelson

Refresh and try again. Overall, great introductory book to topology.

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The author begins with an informal discussion of set theory in Chapter 1, reserving coverage of countability for Chapter 5, where it appears in the context of compactness. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Topologyplease sign up. berh

Introduction to Topology

Apr 19, Dean Allison rated it liked it. Get it right the first time and your wonderment over dimensionality will become a diminishing metric subspace oops, another obscure application of Topology and not intro level. Courier Corporation- Mathematics – pages. I’ll admit that I’m not quite ready to tackle topology itself. Open Preview See a Problem? Space Bat rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Its Content, Mendelsno and Meaning. I struggled quite a bit with the intuition behind some of the proofs, and have, more than once, rolled around on my bed trying to recall or prove again some particular statement that I found quite useful.

Introduction to Topology: Third Edition

Selected pages Page 5. It has taken me roughly 20 hours to read the first 40 pages. Introduction to topology, Volume 1 Bert Mendelson Snippet view – I dare you to read it. Books by Bert Mendelson.

Selected pages Title Page. I’ll get back to you about the rest when I’m more prepared to treat topology in earnest. This book took me at least hours to get through, skipping only the very latter section of the compactess chapter and doing at least two of the harder problems in each section; but I have very little experience with analysis, something I’m sure would have helped complete this and gain the corresponding intuition much more quickly.


The book itself can certainl Overall, great introductory book to topology. Mendelson, a former Professor of Mathematics at Smith College, has included many challenging and stimulating exercises to help students develop a solid grasp of the material presented.

Introduction to Topology: Third Edition

In particular, it was great for self-study as Mendelson doesn’t shy away from fully fleshing-out proofs and repeating relatively similar cases with some additional notes e. It was sort of helpful in getting the big picture of Topology and its relationship to calculus and other branch of Mathematics. Throughout the text, Dr.

The book is very self-contained, and should be accessible to any undergrad comfortable with proofs and preferably at least some exposure to real analysis.