By Andrew H. Wallace

This self-contained textual content is appropriate for complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars and will be used both after or at the same time with classes mostly topology and algebra. It surveys numerous algebraic invariants: the basic crew, singular and Cech homology teams, and numerous cohomology groups.

Proceeding from the view of topology as a kind of geometry, Wallace emphasizes geometrical motivations and interpretations. as soon as past the singular homology teams, in spite of the fact that, the writer advances an figuring out of the subject's algebraic styles, leaving geometry apart with a view to learn those styles as natural algebra. a variety of routines seem in the course of the textual content. as well as constructing scholars' considering when it comes to algebraic topology, the workouts additionally unify the textual content, considering the fact that lots of them characteristic effects that seem in later expositions. vast appendixes supply worthy reports of historical past material.

Reprint of the W. A. Benjamin, Inc., long island, 1970 variation.

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Suppose it is already known that dBa = Bda for any chain a of dimension less than p. This is obviously so for chains of dimension 0. Now let a be a singular p simplex on E. (Definition 1-33) (Theorem 1-2) (Definition 1-33) = a1d(bBd(xox1 xp)) (Theorem 1-17) xp) - bdBd(xo x1 xp)] = a 1 [Bd(xo x1 dBa = di1B(xo x1 xp) = Q1 dB(xo x1 xp) By the induction hypothesis dBd(xo x1 d(xo x1 xp) = Bdd(xo x1 xp), since xp) is a chain of dimension p - 1. xp) =BQ1d(xo x1 = Bdi . xp) [Part (1) of this theorem] (Definition 1-12) This shows that Bd and dB have the same operation on singular simplexes, completing the proof of the second part of the theorem.

Be a cycle in this case. For ld(xo xl .. xp)] d[B(x0 xl ... xp) - (x0 xl ... xp) = dB(x0 xl ... xp) - d(x0 xl ... xp) - dHp _ ld(x0 xl ... xp) = Bd(xo xl xp) - d(xo xl ... xp) - [Bd(x0 x1 ... xp) _ d(x0 x1 ... xp) -Hp-2d 2(x0 xl ... xp)] Hp_ =0 . xp) The right-hand side of (1-6) will Singular Homology Theory 34 Note that in the last step Theorem 1-18 is used as well as the induction hypothesis on Hp _ 1, operating on the (p - 1) chain d(xo xl xp). But if B(xo xl xp) - (x0 xl xp) - Hp - ld(xo xl xp) is a cycle on Op then it is a boundary (Exercise 1-11), so it can be written as dHp(xo xl xp) for some chain Hp(xo xl xp).

Such a set of spaces is usually called a triple. The exactness theorem describes relations between the three sets of relative homology groups associated with the triple, namely, the HH(X, Y), HH(X, Z), and HH(Y, Z) for various values of p. Here some coefficient group (the same for all the homology groups) is assumed permanently fixed. Reasoning geometrically, a relative p cycle of Y modulo Z can be thought of also as a relative p cycle of X modulo Z, and a relative p cycle of X modulo Z can be thought of as a relative p cycle of X modulo Y.