By Hajime Sato

The only so much tricky factor one faces while one starts off to profit a brand new department of arithmetic is to get a think for the mathematical experience of the topic. the aim of this booklet is to aid the aspiring reader collect this crucial good judgment approximately algebraic topology in a brief time period. To this finish, Sato leads the reader via uncomplicated yet significant examples in concrete phrases. additionally, effects are usually not mentioned of their maximum attainable generality, yet when it comes to the easiest and such a lot crucial circumstances.

In reaction to feedback from readers of the unique version of this e-book, Sato has further an appendix of worthwhile definitions and effects on units, normal topology, teams and such. He has additionally supplied references.

Topics lined contain basic notions resembling homeomorphisms, homotopy equivalence, basic teams and better homotopy teams, homology and cohomology, fiber bundles, spectral sequences and attribute periods. items and examples thought of within the textual content comprise the torus, the Möbius strip, the Klein bottle, closed surfaces, phone complexes and vector bundles.

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The physical phenomena connected with diﬀerent types of open trajectories can be found in detail in the survey articles [30, 31]. 3 Transport in 2D Electron Gas and Topology of Quasiperiodic Functions Let us now mention a few words about the so-called generalized Novikov problem in connection with the quasiperiodic functions on the plane with N quasiperiods. According to the standard deﬁnition the quasiperiodic function in Rm with N quasiperiods (N ≥ m) is a restriction of a periodic function in RN (with N periods) to any plane Rm ⊂ RN of dimension m linearly embedded in RN .

3. 2 Topology, Quasiperiodic Functions,and the Transport Phenomena (a) (b) 41 (c) Fig. 6. 2 The Classiﬁcation of Fermi Surfaces and the “Topological Quantum Numbers” Let us start with the deﬁnitions of genus and topological rank of the Fermi surface. Deﬁnition 1. Let us consider the phase space T3 = R3 /L introduced earlier. After the identiﬁcation, every component of the Fermi surface becomes the smooth orientable two-dimensional surface embedded in T3 . We can then introduce the standard genus of every component of the Fermi surface g = 0, 1, 2, ...

The reconstructed constant energy surface with removed compact trajectories and the two-dimensional discs attached to the singular trajectories in the generic case of just one critical point on every singular trajectory Theorem 2 (Dynnikov [20]). Let a generic dispersion relation ε(p) : T3 → R be given such that for level ε(p) = ε0 the genus g of some carrier of open trajectories S i is greater than 1. Then there exists an open interval (ε1 , ε2 ) containing ε0 such that for all ε = ε0 in this interval the genus of the carrier of open trajectories is less than g.