Differential topology / C.T.C. Wall, University of Liverpool.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Cambridge studies in advanced mathematics ; 156.
Cambridge studies in advanced mathematics ; 156
vii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Differential topology.
- Exploring the full scope of differential topology, this comprehensive account of geometric techniques for studying the topology of smooth manifolds offers a wide perspective on the field. Building up from first principles, concepts of manifolds are introduced, supplemented by thorough appendices giving background on topology and homotopy theory. Deep results are then developed from these foundations through in-depth treatments of the notions of general position and transversality, proper actions of Lie groups, handles (up to the h-cobordism theorem), immersions and embeddings, concluding with the surgery procedure and cobordism theory. -- back cover.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-339) and indexes.
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