We need a topology subforum!

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Whenever there is something topology-related I want to post, I never know which forum to post it in! And I'm not alone; topology-related posts are scatered throughout the math section.

So I suggest we either make a topology/algebraic topology subforum in the math section or add "topology" to the "tensor analysis & differential geometry" or "Calculus and analysis".
 

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You get a topology section when I get my aero section! :devil:
 
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What about the chocolate subforum?!?
 
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There was a lengthy discussion on topology here.

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=195378
Any reason why nothing has been done yet? Really, a simple renaming of the "Tensor Analysis & Differential Geometry" to "Topology & Geometry" should be more than enough.
 
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Greg?!?
 
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Greg?!?
Let's hear from Halls or Hurk
 
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Hurkyl had this opinion, last time round:
Hurkyl said:
I do like the 8 forum titles Chris suggested.


Probability & statistics doesn't really fit well with logic, sets, & categories, so that split is a very good one... and I'm not sure if either of those two can be wedged in well with the other 6 forums.

Maybe topology & analysis can be reasonably merged with manifolds & geometry?


Greg, is it okay to add subfora? Maybe we could take Chris's list, rename "combinatorics and number theory" to "discrete math and number theory" and move logic, sets, and categories a subforum of that?
Chris said:
Let me try to reconcile my proposal with Matt's:

  • Calculus and Miscellaneous
  • Combinatorics, Graphs, and Number Theory
  • Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
  • Linear and Modern Algebra
  • Foundations (Logic, Sets, Categories)
  • Manifolds and Geometry
  • Measure Theory, Probability, Information Theory, Statistics
  • Topology and Analysis
https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=1518774&postcount=35
https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=1512071&postcount=25
 
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So, what's the verdict?
 
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Give the man his topology forum I say!
 
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I think a rename is best, because there really isn't that much posts made about topology.

The idea I favor the most so far is morphism's renaming of "Tensor Analysis & Differential Geometry" to "Topology & Geometry", then mention tensor analysis in the description of the forum.

Thanks Greg!
 
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ok done
 
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I think a rename is best, because there really isn't that much posts made about topology.
If there aren't that many posts about topology, then why do we need to rename a forum to include it in the title? Such posts, if few in number, could simply be put in general maths. This is really a matter for the maths mentors to decide, though.
 
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If there aren't that many posts about topology, then why do we need to rename a forum to include it in the title? Such posts, if few in number, could simply be put in general maths. This is really a matter for the maths mentors to decide, though.
Look up. :smile:
 
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Thank you Greg.
 
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Thank you Greg.
Now post away in it and don't make me regret it! :)
 
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I think a rename is best, because there really isn't that much posts made about topology.

The idea I favor the most so far is morphism's renaming of "Tensor Analysis & Differential Geometry" to "Topology & Geometry", then mention tensor analysis in the description of the forum.

Thanks Greg!
I know I'm late, but I am also happy with this.
 

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