Topology by Richard Earl audiobook

Topology: A Very Short Introduction

By Richard Earl
Read by Bruce Mann

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200299492

  • ISBN: 9798200299485

  • ISBN: 9798200299508

Runtime: 4.76 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

How is a subway map different from other maps? What makes a knot knotted? What makes the Möbius strip one-sided? These are questions of topology, the mathematical study of properties preserved by twisting or stretching objects. In the 20th century topology became as broad and fundamental as algebra and geometry, with important implications for science, especially physics.

In this Very Short Introduction, Richard Earl gives a sense of the more visual elements of topology (looking at surfaces) as well as covering the formal definition of continuity. Considering some of the eye-opening examples that led mathematicians to recognize a need for studying topology, he pays homage to the historical people, problems, and surprises that have propelled the growth of this field.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English