Hindustan Book Agency 2003; 373 pp; hardcover ISBN10: 8185931445 ISBN13: 9788185931449 List Price: US$48 Member Price: US$38.40 Order Code: HIN/18
 This is a basic text on algebraic topology designed for a oneyear course at the master's or beginning Ph.D. level. Basic concepts are discussed in detail, such as the fundamental group, covering projections, simplicial complexes, and simplicial homology. Singular homology is introduced to give a glimpse of an abstract homology theory in the sense of Elienberg and Steenrod. Interesting applications, examples, and exercises are included. An introductory chapter and an appendix covering basic topology and algebra make the book selfcontained. A publication of Hindustan Book Agency; distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society. Maximum discount of 20% for all commercial channels. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in geometry and topology. Table of Contents  Basic topology: a review
 The fundamental group
 Finite simplicial complexes
 Simplicial homology
 Covering projections
 Singular homology
 Appendix
