# Tagged Questions

Questions about algebraic methods and invariants to study and classify topological spaces: homotopy groups, (co)-homology groups, fundamental groups, covering spaces, and beyond.

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### On linear homotopy of operators

Let $F$ be an isomorphism of euclidian space $E$, with orthonormal basis $\{e_1,\ldots e_n\}$. Let $F'$ be orthogonalised $F$. Is any operator $F_t$ from linear homotopy of $F$ and $F'$ an ...
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### Jordan curve theorem for a polygon

Let P be a Jordan polygon on the complex plane. I would like to prove Jordan curve theorem for P using an elementary method. I think that we can prove it using the winding number with respect to P. Am ...
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### Triangle inside a simply connected open subset of the complex plane

Let $U$ be a connected open subset of the complex plane. Suppose $U$ is simply connected, i.e. its fundamental group is trivial. Let $T$ be a triangle whose boundary is contained in $U$. It is ...
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### Computing the homology of the torus with coefficients in $\Bbb F_p$, using two methods

I have some trouble to compute the homology of the torus with coefficients in $\Bbb F_p$ for $p$ a prime number. In particular I have a problem for $H_1$ : 1) The first way to compute it is to use ...
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### Does fundamental group distinguish between any two non homeomorphic topological space?

I am new to fundamental group. I was reading Munkres and found that need of fundamental group was to distinguish between non-homeomorphic topological spaces. So my question is, does fundamental ...
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### Properly discontinuous group actions - Hausdorffness

I was told to prove the following: If an action is free and satisfies that each point has a neighborhood $U$ satisfying $U \cap gU=\emptyset$ except for finitely many $g\in G$, and moreover the space ...
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### Local isometry between non-positively curved cube complexes

Let $X$, $Y$ be non-positively curved cube complexes and suppose there is a local isometry $X \to Y$. If $Y$ is special, then so is $X$. This is Exercise 4.32 in M. Sageev's notes "CAT(0) Cube ...
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### I want to prove that $B=S^2 \cap \{(x_1, x_2, x_3) : x_i \geq 0 \}$ is homeomorphic to the disk $B^2= \{ x \in \mathbb{R^2} : ||x|| \leq 1 \}$

I claim that the map $f:B \to B^2$ defined by $f(x_1, x_2, x_3)=(x_1, x_2, 0)$ is a continious, bijection with $g: B^2 \to B$, $g(x_1, x_2)=(x_1, x_2, \sqrt{1-(x_1^2+x_2^2)})$ it's inverse. So i ...
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### Pictures and illustrations of attaching a 2-cell to a wedge of circles?

I am having a lot of trouble visualizing how to attach a disk "along a word". Where can I find some pictures and illustrations of this procedure?
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### Does topological degree generalize to maps that aren't between closed connected orientable manifolds?

From what I gather, the degree of a map originally arose in the context of studying maps $f:S^n\rightarrow S^n$. Since $H_n(S^n)\cong \mathbb{Z}$, the induced map $f_\star$ has the form $x\mapsto kx$ ...
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### Looking for a right book for Algebraic Topology - is Dieck's textbook a good choice?

I self-study Algebraic Topology. I use Hatcher's textbook Algebraic Topology and soon I'm going to end reading Chapter 3. I know that there is one more chapter about homotopy theory but I'd like to ...
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### There is no antipode-preserving map $f:S^{n+1}\rightarrow S^n$

I am trying to prove that there is no antipode-preserving map $f:S^{n+1}\rightarrow S^n$. Here is what I have: Suppose there is an antipode-preserving map $f:S^{n+1}\rightarrow S^n$. If we restrict ...
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### A question about inherited orientation of simplices

I have the 2-manifold $[v_2,v_0,v_3]$. My books says that on removing $v_3$, the orientation of the face that we end up with is $[v_0,v_2]$. I don't understand how this happens. What is the ...
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### A question about orienting a simplicial complex.

A complex may be oriented by assigning, in a completely arbitrary fashion, an orientation to each of its simplices I've always been confused about this point. Say we take a tetrahedron (a $3$-...
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### What are some examples of cohomology theories without a corresponding classifying space?

The general nonsense of cohomology theories is that each one "should" be presented by a classifying space, so that maps into this space give the cohomology (before passing to connected components). ...