A First Course in Topology: Continuity and Dimension
Publisher: American Mathematical Society | ISBN: 0821838849 | edition 2006 | PDF | 141 pages | 18,7 mb
How many dimensions does our universe require for a comprehensive physical description? In 1905, Poincaré argued philosophically about the necessity of the three familiar dimensions, while recent research is based on 11 dimensions or even 23 dimensions. The notion of dimension itself presented a basic problem to the pioneers of topology. Cantor asked if dimension was a topological feature of Euclidean space.
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