By Kenji Ueno, Koji Shiga, Shigeyuki Morita
This booklet will deliver the wonder and enjoyable of arithmetic to the school room. It deals critical arithmetic in a full of life, reader-friendly variety. incorporated are routines and lots of figures illustrating the most recommendations.
The first bankruptcy offers the geometry and topology of surfaces. between different themes, the authors speak about the Poincaré-Hopf theorem on serious issues of vector fields on surfaces and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem at the relation among curvature and topology (the Euler characteristic). the second one bankruptcy addresses numerous points of the concept that of size, together with the Peano curve and the Poincaré procedure. additionally addressed is the constitution of third-dimensional manifolds. particularly, it really is proved that the 3-dimensional sphere is the union of 2 doughnuts.
This is the 1st of 3 volumes originating from a chain of lectures given by means of the authors at Kyoto college (Japan).
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