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Topology Is this a good topology book?

  1. Aug 10, 2015 #1
    Hello, I am trying to relearn Topology. I have already read through a good amount of Munkres' book, but I was thinking of going through another. I have come across "Elementary Topology: A Problem Textbook" http://www.pdmi.ras.ru/~olegviro/topoman/e-unstable.pdf by Viro and others through another thread. Is this a good book? How does this compare to other books such as Munkres, Kelley, Dugundji, and Willard in terms of the amount of material and level? I'd assume that a book that has you essentially work through topology would be a good analogue to a rigorous higher level book such as Kelley and Dugundji (I could be wrong of course). As a note, I won't mind if it doesn't have the best section on Algebraic Topology since I was planning on going through Hatcher's book afterwards. Thanks in advance for any response.
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2015 #2

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    it seems to be an excellent book, especially if you work through it as intended by its authors.
     
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  4. Aug 10, 2015 #3

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    Yes, the book is excellent. It's one of my favorite books on topology. It will definitely take a lot of time to get through it though.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2015 #4
    Thanks for your replies! Well, I have lot's of time to go through with it, and it looks like it will be really fun to go through so I'm excited to get started on it. I wish there were more books that were structured like this that were of this quality and covered this much material for other subjects.
     
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  7. Aug 13, 2015 #6
    Ah, thanks! I really do like the idea of this. DO you know of any good ones for analysis? I have seen a few, but can't decide on which of them.
     
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