Encyclopedia > General topology

  Article Content

General topology

In mathematics, general topology or point set topology is that branch of topology which studies elementary properties of topological spaces and structures defined on them. Other main branches of topology are algebraic topology and differential topology.

It's in general topology that basic notions, such as:

are defined and theorems about them are proved. Other more advanced notions also appear, but are usually related directly to these fundamental concepts, without reference to other branches of mathematics.

Standard references

Some standard books on general topology include:

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Digital Rights Management

... information and pointers. An early example of a DRM system is the Content Scrambling System (CSS) employed by the DVD Consortium[?] on movie DVD disks. The data on the ...

This page was created in 33.5 ms