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Please help me identify this topology book

  1. Jan 28, 2008 #1
    I have photocopied pages of a advanced-looking point-set topology textbook, but I don't know the name of the book or the author. It has 427 pages (the last index page is p.427), and based on its references, it was written no earlier than 1966, and probably no later than 1975. I've attached a picture of two of its pages. Can someone identify it for me? I want to get the full book, but I can't remember where I got the photocopied pages from. The topics are point-set topology, and it has many advanced definitions and theorems not found in introductory topology textbooks.

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  3. Jan 28, 2008 #2
    If no one can identify the book, can someone tell me of a topology textbook (just point-set topology, not algebraic topology) that is of the same advanced level as the picture I showed in my first post? One that discusses many terms and theorems not found in introductory topology textbooks?
     
  4. Jan 29, 2008 #3
    the link isn't working for me.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2008 #4
    It's ok, I combed through every topology book in my university library and found the book. It is by Cullen, 1968, and I've ordered a copy. A review from amazon states how advanced it is compared to other point-set topology textbooks:

    "Professor Cullen says in the preface that this book should be read by the advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate student, but this book in my opinion should only be read by a first- or second-year graduate student. The mathematics in this book is as rigourous as math can possibly get; the proofs are often quite long and sometimes difficult, and the concepts Professor Cullen tries to convey are sometimes very difficult to follow. If you like your math rigourous (trust me, there are people out there that like rigourous mathematics) and you have some backround in topology and real analysis, then this might be for you. But remember, this book is serious mathematics, and if you try to pick this book up with no backround then you'll get eaten alive."
     
  6. Jan 29, 2008 #5
    If you are learning topology for the first time, wouldn't you recommend something a published a little more recently?
     
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