Another history question, and I am not sure if I will get any answers. (If anyone knows of a good history of math list to use for this question I would be happy for any tips. The one I used to post to ...
A standard example in elementary topology (e.g. Munkres) of a space which is limit-point compact (every infinite subset of the space has a limit point) but not compact is the minimal uncountable ...
The following definition is due to Donald J. Newman: A connected open subset $D$ of the plane $\mathbb C$ is simply connected if and only if its complement $\widetilde D = \mathbb C \setminus D$ ...
Absolute neighborhood retracts (ANRs) are topological spaces $X$ which, whenever $i\colon X\to Y$ is an embedding into a normal topological space $Y$, there exists a neighborhood $U$ of $i(X)$ in $Y$ ...
My question is very basic: where can I find a complete (and hopefully self-contained) proof of the classification of Platonic solids? In all the references that I found, they use Euler's formula ...
On page 58 of Mark Hovey's book Model Categories, he states the following definitions: "A subset $U$ of a space $X$ is compactly open if for every continuous $f:K\rightarrow X$ where $K$ is ...
Possible Duplicate: The Klein bottle and the Heawood Conjecture It is well known that the Heawood Conjecture states that the bound for the number of colours which are sufficient to colour a ...
Meaning of “Compact” in 1932 Paper by van der Waerden “Continuity Theorem for Semisimple Lie Groups”.
I am putting together an exposition on Lie theory; maths research is not my day job, let alone real maths history, so apologies in advance for any ignorance shown by these questions. I am attempting ...
Let me start by reminding two constructions of topological spaces with such exotic combination of properties: 1) The elements are non-zero integers; base of topology are (infinite) arithmetic ...
Without prethought, I mentioned in class once that the reason the symbol $\partial$ is used to represent the boundary operator in topology is that its behavior is akin to a derivative. But after ...