# Tagged Questions

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### Finiteness as a motivation for compactness

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 ...

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### History of limit point compact -/-> compact example

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 ...

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### Who first defined _simply connected_, reference?

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 $\widetilde D = \mathbb C \setminus D$
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### The role of ANR in modern topology

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 $Y$ ...

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### Classification of Platonic solids

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 ...

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### Are k-spaces named for Kelley?

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
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### Klein Bottle exception to the Heawood Conjecture [duplicate]

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 ...

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### 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 ...

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### Countable connected Hausdorff space

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 ...

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### Is the boundary $\partial S$ analogous to a derivative?

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 ...