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Algebraic Topology: An Introduction

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William S. Massey Professor Massey, born in Illinois in 1920, received his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and then served for four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the War he received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and spent two additional years there as a post-doctoral research assistant. He then taught for ten years on the faculty ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published January 8th 1990 by Springer (first published October 19th 1989)
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Saman
Mar 26, 2016 Saman rated it liked it
The book is well-written but it is not as challenging as I expected of a graduate math Algebraic Topology book.
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Sep 06, 2009 CD rated it really liked it
I've been having one of 'those' email discussions and have pulled out several of the old standards!

Referring to this book as an Introduction is almost comical, but for one versed in the language of mathematics, it is quite readable. There are a number of notes in the margin of my copy regarding some minor set theory notation errors such as 'element of' being used in place of 'subset of' and a couple of proofs that are strangely missing a line or referencing a a lemma I could never find??

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Dec 29, 2008 Geoffrey Lee rated it it was amazing
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This book essentially covers the first section of Hatcher and maybe the latter half of Munkres. I regret not finding this book earlier when I was still learning the subjects the book presents, but reading about the content again, I find this book one of the most concise presentations on it. In addition, the chapter on free groups and universal properties gives a good introduction to some useful ideas in category theory.
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I had to study this book for a Mathematics master's subject and I had a great time doing it. I found it a delight to read.
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