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Ordinary Differential Equations by V Arnold

  1. Nov 25, 2012 #1
    "Ordinary Differential Equations" by V Arnold

    Hello,

    I recently bought "Ordinary Differential Equations" by V I Arnold to study differential equation. In that book he assumes we know basic topology. I want to know which subfield of topology should I know, in order to study this book.

    Regards
    Prashanth
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2012 #2
    Re: "Ordinary Differential Equations" by V Arnold

    As you said, basic topology. The early chapters of Munkres or Mendelson will be more than enough.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2012 #3
    Re: "Ordinary Differential Equations" by V Arnold

    In Munkres there are two parts, general & algebraic. So then as per your reply, there is no need to study algebraic topology. Am I correct?
     
  5. Nov 26, 2012 #4
    Re: "Ordinary Differential Equations" by V Arnold

    Correct, no algebraic topology is necessary for reading Arnold.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2012 #5
    Re: "Ordinary Differential Equations" by V Arnold

    ok, Thanks a lot !!!
     
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