• Marco Manetti

Part of the UNITEXT book series (UNITEXT, volume 91)

Also part of the La Matematica per il 3+2 book sub series (UNITEXTMAT, volume 91)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 305-309

About this book


This is an introductory textbook on general and algebraic topology, aimed at anyone with a basic knowledge of calculus and linear algebra. It provides full proofs and includes many examples and exercises.

The covered topics include: set theory and cardinal arithmetic; axiom of choice and Zorn's lemma; topological spaces and continuous functions; connectedness and compactness; Alexandrov compactification; quotient topologies; countability and separation axioms; prebasis and Alexander's theorem; the Tychonoff theorem and paracompactness; complete metric spaces and function spaces; Baire spaces; homotopy of maps; the fundamental group; the van Kampen theorem; covering spaces; Brouwer and Borsuk's theorems; free groups and free product of groups; and basic category theory. While it is very concrete at the beginning, abstract concepts are gradually introduced. It is suitable for anyone needing a basic, comprehensive introduction to general and algebraic topology and its applications.


Compact spaces Covering space Fundamental group Topological spaces van Kampen theorem

Authors and affiliations

  • Marco Manetti
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSapienza - Università di RomaRomaItaly

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