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From PL to Sheaf Theory (Rock to Bach)

Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC, volume 50)

Abstract

We modern mathematicians often tend to hide the primitive beginnings of our knowledge, much to the detriment of beginning students. Of course, we are each entitled to have our own preference in music. But let’s not forget that to the original geometers, homology was not a derived functor on the category of sheaves, nor a functor from spaces to groups satisfying axioms 1–7. Homology was space itself, space with multiplicities.

Keywords

Spectral Sequence Homology Class Local Description Vertical Arrow Sheaf Theory 
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© Birkhäuser Boston, Inc. 1984

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