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A simply-connected closed surface is a sphere

From the Classification Theorem for closed (i.e. compact and boundaryless) surfaces, it follows that $S^2$ is the only closed surface with trivial $\pi _1$. That's easy because the fundamental group ...
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Disjointness of stars in a simplicial complex in $\ell_2$

Definitions Let's consider a full $n$-dimensional simplicial complex $C$ in $\ell_2(X)$. By that I mean a set of all functions $f:X \to[0,1]$ such that $\sum_{x\in X}f(x)=1$ and there are at most ...