# Introduction to Topology and Geometry, Second Edition

Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved

Author(s): Saul Stahl, Catherine Stenson

Published Online: 2 MAY 2013 10:31AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118108109

Online ISBN: 9781118545904

DOI: 10.1002/9781118545904

## About this Book

**An easily accessible introduction to over three****centuries of innovations in geometry**

Praise for the First Edition

". . . a welcome alternative to compartmentalized treatments bound to the old thinking. This clearly written, well-illustrated book supplies sufficient background to be self-contained." -CHOICE

This fully revised new edition offers the most comprehensive coverage of modern geometry currently available at an introductory level. The book strikes a welcome balance between academic rigor and accessibility, providing a complete and cohesive picture of the science with an unparalleled range of topics.

Illustrating modern mathematical topics, *Introduction to Topology and Geometry, Second Edition* discusses introductory topology, algebraic topology, knot theory, the geometry of surfaces, Riemann geometries, fundamental groups, and differential geometry, which opens the doors to a wealth of applications. With its logical, yet flexible, organization, the *Second Edition:*• Explores historical notes interspersed throughout the exposition to provide readers with a feel for how the mathematical disciplines and theorems came into being

• Provides exercises ranging from routine to challenging, allowing readers at varying levels of study to master the concepts and methods

• Bridges seemingly disparate topics by creating thoughtful and logical connections

• Contains coverage on the elements of polytope theory, which acquaints readers with an exposition of modern theory

*Introduction to Topology and Geometry, Second Edition*is an excellent introductory text for topology and geometry courses at the upper-undergraduate level. In addition, the book serves as an ideal reference for professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the topic.