By Jonathan A. Barmak
This quantity bargains with the idea of finite topological areas and its
relationship with the homotopy and easy homotopy conception of polyhedra.
The interplay among their intrinsic combinatorial and topological
structures makes finite areas a useful gizmo for learning difficulties in
Topology, Algebra and Geometry from a brand new viewpoint. In particular,
the tools built during this manuscript are used to review Quillen’s
conjecture at the poset of p-subgroups of a finite crew and the
Andrews-Curtis conjecture at the 3-deformability of contractible
This self-contained paintings constitutes the 1st detailed
exposition at the algebraic topology of finite areas. it truly is intended
for topologists and combinatorialists, however it is usually instructed for
advanced undergraduate scholars and graduate scholars with a modest
knowledge of Algebraic Topology.