Homology theory. An introduction to algebraic topology. 2. ed. (English) Zbl 0789.55004

Graduate Texts in Mathematics. 145. New York: Springer-Verlag. xiv, 242 p. (1994).
The first edition of this textbook (1973; Zbl 0262.55005) dealt with singular homology. This second edition has an additional chapter on covering spaces, the fundamental group, and Van Kampen’s theorem. It also has an additional bibliography; both the old and new bibliographies are very extensive.
Among the topics dealt with in the chapters on homology theory are the following: singular homology and cohomology with arbitrary coefficients; the Eilenberg-Steenrod axioms; cup, cap and cross products; Poincaré and Lefschetz duality; fixed point theory.
The book is very readable. It concentrates on the main ideas; the details of proofs are often left to the reader.


55N10 Singular homology and cohomology theory
55-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to algebraic topology


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