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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.

### Introduction to Topology: Third Edition

Texts in fields other than math tend to become dated much faster. Juke rated it really liked it Aug 03, In this regard, it’s worth the read. Great Book to start studying Topology.

Originally conceived as a text for a topollogy course, it is directed to undergraduate students whose studies of calculus sequence have included definitions and proofs of theorems.

I was expecting something more readable.

## Introduction to Topology: Third Edition

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. In the second chapter Professor Mendelsoj discusses metric spaces, paying particular attention to various distance functions which may be defined on Euclidean n -space and which lead to the ordinary topology.

Space Bat rated it it was amazing Jan 19, That’s not to say reading it is simple, however; expect to put in some work following the proofs and solving problems if you want to get something out of it. Overall, great introductory book to topology.

Originally conceived as a menrelson for a one-semester course, it is directed to undergraduate students whose studies of calculus sequence have included definitions and proofs of theorems. Then comes a warmup chapter on metric spaces, which seems a bit cumbersome in places, but is turns out to be carefully designed to use topolovy the same structure as will be used when introducing similar topics for topological spaces.

Not unlike several other ‘Intro’ books, there is a rather large amount of pre-req knowledge required. If you are studying a I actually have the Second Edition, must speak with a librarian or become one to add this and several other ‘older’ books of this standard. An Introduction to Algebraic Topology. It has taken me roughly 20 hours to read the first 40 pages. Jul 11, Jason Evans rated it liked it. Liam Keenan rated it it was amazing Jun 13, First few chapters are basic and about sets, functions.

My intuition is still embedded way too deeply in Euclidean introductkon, and I have to stress-test it to know when Mendeelson relying on it too much. 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.

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Introduction to Topology by Bert Mendelson. The book starts out with a very compact review of set theory no pun intended. Reprint of the Allyn and Bacon, Inc.

Highly regarded for its exceptional clarity, imaginative and instructive exercises, and fine writing style, this concise book offers an ideal introduction to the fundamentals of topology.

Rafael Alves rated it really liked it Sep 21, If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. 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. Apr 19, Dean Allison rated it liked it. Sarthak rated it liked it Jun 02, The theorems never change, but the wording does, slowly, and this is visible when Mendelson uses terms like identification topology rather than quotient space.

Chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to a discussion of the two most important topological properties: Introduction to Topology Bert Mendelson Limited preview – Books by Bert Mendelson.

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. I had worn myself out on other books dedicated to the subject, and this book provides a clearer, more to-the-point account of basic set theory than any I’ve found in a fifty page introduction, no less!

The nest thing I liked about this book was that it connected the topics connectedness to intermediate value theorem and as such. Third Edition Bert Mendelson Limited preview – Saad Javed rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Account Options Sign in.

Good book but very dense for a non-mathematician like myself. Contents Theory of Sets.