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Geometric topology

Index Geometric topology

In mathematics, geometric topology is the study of manifolds and maps between them, particularly embeddings of one manifold into another. [1]

64 relations: Algebraic geometry, Algebraic topology, Ambient isotopy, Analytic torsion, Casson handle, Category (mathematics), Cerf theory, Characteristic class, Circle, Codimension, Cohomology, Complex geometry, Connected space, CW complex, Differentiable manifold, Differential form, Differential geometry, Dimension, Embedding, Euclidean space, Exotic R4, Exotic sphere, Fiber bundle, Fundamental group, Generalized Poincaré conjecture, Geometrization conjecture, H-cobordism, Handle decomposition, Homeomorphism, Homology (mathematics), Homotopy, Homotopy group, Image (mathematics), John Milnor, Knot (mathematics), Knot theory, Lens space, List of geometric topology topics, Local flatness, Low-dimensional topology, Manifold, Mathematics, Morse theory, Morton Brown, N-sphere, Orientation (vector space), Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry, Presentation of a group, Principal bundle, Schoenflies problem, ..., Section (fiber bundle), Simple-homotopy equivalence, Sphere, Submanifold, Surface (topology), Surgery theory, Topological manifold, Topological pair, Topological property, Topological space, Uniformization theorem, Whitney embedding theorem, 3-manifold, 4-manifold. Expand index (14 more) »

Algebraic geometry

Algebraic geometry is a branch of mathematics, classically studying zeros of multivariate polynomials.

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Algebraic topology

Algebraic topology is a branch of mathematics that uses tools from abstract algebra to study topological spaces.

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Ambient isotopy

In the mathematical subject of topology, an ambient isotopy, also called an h-isotopy, is a kind of continuous distortion of an ambient space, for example a manifold, taking a submanifold to another submanifold.

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Analytic torsion

In mathematics, Reidemeister torsion (or R-torsion, or Reidemeister–Franz torsion) is a topological invariant of manifolds introduced by Kurt Reidemeister for 3-manifolds and generalized to higher dimensions by and.

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Casson handle

In 4-dimensional topology, a branch of mathematics, a Casson handle is a 4-dimensional topological 2-handle constructed by an infinite procedure.

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Category (mathematics)

In mathematics, a category (sometimes called an abstract category to distinguish it from a concrete category) is an algebraic structure similar to a group but without requiring inverse or closure properties.

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Cerf theory

In mathematics, at the junction of singularity theory and differential topology, Cerf theory is the study of families of smooth real-valued functions on a smooth manifold M, their generic singularities and the topology of the subspaces these singularities define, as subspaces of the function space.

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Characteristic class

In mathematics, a characteristic class is a way of associating to each principal bundle X a cohomology class of X. The cohomology class measures the extent the bundle is "twisted" — and whether it possesses sections.

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A circle is a simple closed shape.

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In mathematics, codimension is a basic geometric idea that applies to subspaces in vector spaces, to submanifolds in manifolds, and suitable subsets of algebraic varieties.

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In mathematics, specifically in homology theory and algebraic topology, cohomology is a general term for a sequence of abelian groups associated to a topological space, often defined from a cochain complex.

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Complex geometry

In mathematics, complex geometry is the study of complex manifolds and functions of several complex variables.

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Connected space

In topology and related branches of mathematics, a connected space is a topological space that cannot be represented as the union of two or more disjoint nonempty open subsets.

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CW complex

In topology, a CW complex is a type of topological space introduced by J. H. C. Whitehead to meet the needs of homotopy theory.

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Differentiable manifold

In mathematics, a differentiable manifold (also differential manifold) is a type of manifold that is locally similar enough to a linear space to allow one to do calculus.

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Differential form

In the mathematical fields of differential geometry and tensor calculus, differential forms are an approach to multivariable calculus that is independent of coordinates.

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Differential geometry

Differential geometry is a mathematical discipline that uses the techniques of differential calculus, integral calculus, linear algebra and multilinear algebra to study problems in geometry.

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In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a mathematical space (or object) is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it.

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In mathematics, an embedding (or imbedding) is one instance of some mathematical structure contained within another instance, such as a group that is a subgroup.

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Euclidean space

In geometry, Euclidean space encompasses the two-dimensional Euclidean plane, the three-dimensional space of Euclidean geometry, and certain other spaces.

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Exotic R4

In mathematics, an exotic R4 is a differentiable manifold that is homeomorphic but not diffeomorphic to the Euclidean space R4.

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Exotic sphere

In differential topology, an exotic sphere is a differentiable manifold M that is homeomorphic but not diffeomorphic to the standard Euclidean n-sphere.

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Fiber bundle

In mathematics, and particularly topology, a fiber bundle (or, in British English, fibre bundle) is a space that is locally a product space, but globally may have a different topological structure.

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Fundamental group

In the mathematical field of algebraic topology, the fundamental group is a mathematical group associated to any given pointed topological space that provides a way to determine when two paths, starting and ending at a fixed base point, can be continuously deformed into each other.

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Generalized Poincaré conjecture

In the mathematical area of topology, the Generalized Poincaré conjecture is a statement that a manifold which is a homotopy sphere 'is' a sphere.

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Geometrization conjecture

In mathematics, Thurston's geometrization conjecture states that certain three-dimensional topological spaces each have a unique geometric structure that can be associated with them.

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In geometric topology and differential topology, an (n + 1)-dimensional cobordism W between n-dimensional manifolds M and N is an h-cobordism (the h stands for homotopy equivalence) if the inclusion maps are homotopy equivalences.

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Handle decomposition

In mathematics, a handle decomposition of an m-manifold M is a union where each M_i is obtained from M_ by the attaching of i-handles.

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In the mathematical field of topology, a homeomorphism or topological isomorphism or bi continuous function is a continuous function between topological spaces that has a continuous inverse function.

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Homology (mathematics)

In mathematics, homology is a general way of associating a sequence of algebraic objects such as abelian groups or modules to other mathematical objects such as topological spaces.

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In topology, two continuous functions from one topological space to another are called homotopic (from Greek ὁμός homós "same, similar" and τόπος tópos "place") if one can be "continuously deformed" into the other, such a deformation being called a homotopy between the two functions.

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Homotopy group

In mathematics, homotopy groups are used in algebraic topology to classify topological spaces.

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Image (mathematics)

In mathematics, an image is the subset of a function's codomain which is the output of the function from a subset of its domain.

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John Milnor

John Willard Milnor (born February 20, 1931) is an American mathematician known for his work in differential topology, K-theory and dynamical systems.

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Knot (mathematics)

In mathematics, a knot is an embedding of a circle S^1 in 3-dimensional Euclidean space, R3 (also known as E3), considered up to continuous deformations (isotopies).

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Knot theory

In topology, knot theory is the study of mathematical knots.

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Lens space

A lens space is an example of a topological space, considered in mathematics.

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List of geometric topology topics

This is a list of geometric topology topics, by Wikipedia page.

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Local flatness

In topology, a branch of mathematics, local flatness is a property of a submanifold in a topological manifold of larger dimension.

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Low-dimensional topology

In mathematics, low-dimensional topology is the branch of topology that studies manifolds, or more generally topological spaces, of four or fewer dimensions.

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In mathematics, a manifold is a topological space that locally resembles Euclidean space near each point.

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Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space, and change.

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Morse theory

"Morse function" redirects here.

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Morton Brown

Morton Brown (born August 12, 1931, in New York City, New York) is an American mathematician, who specializes in geometric topology.

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In mathematics, the n-sphere is the generalization of the ordinary sphere to spaces of arbitrary dimension.

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Orientation (vector space)

In mathematics, orientation is a geometric notion that in two dimensions allows one to say when a cycle goes around clockwise or counterclockwise, and in three dimensions when a figure is left-handed or right-handed.

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Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry

The Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry is an award granted by the American Mathematical Society for notable research in geometry or topology.

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Presentation of a group

In mathematics, one method of defining a group is by a presentation.

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Principal bundle

In mathematics, a principal bundle is a mathematical object that formalizes some of the essential features of the Cartesian product of a space with a group.

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Schoenflies problem

In mathematics, the Schoenflies problem or Schoenflies theorem, of geometric topology is a sharpening of the Jordan curve theorem by Arthur Schoenflies.

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Section (fiber bundle)

In the mathematical field of topology, a section (or cross section) of a fiber bundle E is a continuous right inverse of the projection function \pi.

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Simple-homotopy equivalence

In mathematics, particularly the area of topology, a simple-homotopy equivalence is a refinement of the concept of homotopy equivalence.

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A sphere (from Greek σφαῖρα — sphaira, "globe, ball") is a perfectly round geometrical object in three-dimensional space that is the surface of a completely round ball (viz., analogous to the circular objects in two dimensions, where a "circle" circumscribes its "disk").

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In mathematics, a submanifold of a manifold M is a subset S which itself has the structure of a manifold, and for which the inclusion map S → M satisfies certain properties.

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Surface (topology)

In topology and differential geometry, a surface is a two-dimensional manifold, and, as such, may be an "abstract surface" not embedded in any Euclidean space.

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Surgery theory

In mathematics, specifically in geometric topology, surgery theory is a collection of techniques used to produce one finite-dimensional manifold from another in a 'controlled' way, introduced by.

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Topological manifold

In topology, a branch of mathematics, a topological manifold is a topological space (which may also be a separated space) which locally resembles real n-dimensional space in a sense defined below.

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Topological pair

In mathematics, more specifically algebraic topology, a pair (X,A) is shorthand for an inclusion of topological spaces i\colon A\hookrightarrow X. Sometimes i is assumed to be a cofibration.

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Topological property

In topology and related areas of mathematics a topological property or topological invariant is a property of a topological space which is invariant under homeomorphisms.

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Topological space

In topology and related branches of mathematics, a topological space may be defined as a set of points, along with a set of neighbourhoods for each point, satisfying a set of axioms relating points and neighbourhoods.

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Uniformization theorem

In mathematics, the uniformization theorem says that every simply connected Riemann surface is conformally equivalent to one of the three Riemann surfaces: the open unit disk, the complex plane, or the Riemann sphere.

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Whitney embedding theorem

In mathematics, particularly in differential topology, there are two Whitney embedding theorems, named after Hassler Whitney.

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In mathematics, a 3-manifold is a space that locally looks like Euclidean 3-dimensional space.

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In mathematics, a 4-manifold is a 4-dimensional topological manifold.

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