Titel: Algebraic Topology
Autor/en: Robert M. Switzer
Nachdruck d. 1. Auflage 1975. Reprint of the 1975 Edition.
10. Januar 2002 - kartoniert - XIII
From the reviews: "The author has attempted an ambitious and most commendable project. [...] The book contains much material that has not previously appeared in this format. The writing is clean and clear and the exposition is well motivated. [...] This book is, all in all, a very admirable work and a valuable addition to the literature." Mathematical Reviews
o. Some Facts from General Topology 1. Categories, Functors and Natural Transformations 2. Homotopy Sets and Groups 3. Properties of the Homotopy Groups 4. Fibrations 5. CW-Complexes 6. Homotopy Properties of CW-Complexes 7. Homology and Cohomology Theories 8. Spectra 9. Representation Theorems 10. Ordinary Homology Theory 11. Vector Bundles and K-Theory 12. Manifolds and Bordism 13. Products 14. Orientation and Duality 15. Spectral Swquences 16. Characteristic Classes 17. Cohomology Operations and Homology Cooperations 18. The Steenrod Algebra and its Dual 19. The Adams Spectral Sequence and the e-Invariant 20. Calculation of the Corbordism Groups Bibliography Subject Index
Biography of Robert M. Switzer
Robert M. Switzer was born in Tennessee (USA) in 1940.
After majoring in mathematics at Harvard College, he completed his PhD at Stanford University in 1965. He spent 5 years as lecturer at the University of Manchester, England, and then moved to Goettingen, Germany, where he has been Professor of Mathematics since 1973. In the early 1980s his research concentrated on obstruction theory in connection with holomorphic bundles on projective spaces.
In 1984 he switched his attention to Computer Science and has been teaching and working in that field ever since.
From the reviews:
"This book contains much impressive mathematics, namely the achievements by algebraic topologists in obtaining extensive information on the stable homotopy groups of spheres, and the computation of various cobordism groups. It is a long book, and for the major part a very advanced book. ... (It is) suitable for specialists, or for those who already know what algebraic topology is for, and want a guide to the principal methods of stable homotopy theory."
R. Brown in Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 1980
"In the more than twenty five years since its first appearance, the book has met with favorable response, both in its use as a text and as reference. It is a good course which leads the reader systematically to the point at which he can begin to tackle problems in algebraic topology. ... This book remains one of the best sources for the material which every young algebraic topologist should know." (Corina Mohorianu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1003 (3), 2003)