The University of New South Wales, , Prof. N J Wildberger
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Introduction to Algebraic Topology - One-dimensional objects - Homeomorphism and the group structure on a circle - Two-dimensional surfaces: the sphere - More on the sphere - Two-dimensional objects - the torus and genus - Non-orientable surfaces - the Mobius band - The Klein bottle and projective plane - Polyhedra and Euler's formula
Applications of Euler's formula and graphs - More on graphs and Euler's formula - Rational curvature, winding and turning - Duality for polygons and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra - More applications of winding numbers - rational curvature of a polytope - Rational curvature of polytopes and the Euler number - The geometry of surfaces - The two-holed torus and 3-crosscaps surface - Knots and surfaces I
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This lecture relates the two dimensional surfaces we have just classified with the three classical geometries- Euclidean, spherical and hyperbolic. Our approach to these geometries is non-standard (the usual formulations are in fact deeply flawed) and we concentrate on isometries, avoiding distance and angle formulations. In particular we introduce hyperbolic geometry via inversions in circles---the Beltrami Poincare disk model.
This is the 20th lecture in this beginners course on Algebraic Topology, given by N J Wildberger at UNSW.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.