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Eduard Čech and topology. (English) Zbl 1248.01021

Nekvasilová, Jana (ed.), Circuli: 1933–2003. Prague: National Technical Museum, Department of the History of Technology; Prague: Society for the History of Science and Technology (ISBN 80-7037-125-0/pbk). Acta Historiae Rerum Naturalium necnon Technicarum (New Series) 7, 73-80 (2003).
Summary: In the years 1930-1938 Čech turned his attention to topology, publishing 30 papers on different topics in that area. The paper presents Čech’s topological contributions from that period, among them two major ones: Čech homology theory and Čech-Stone compactification.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1105.01301].

MSC:

01A60 History of mathematics in the 20th century
01A70 Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies
54-03 History of general topology

Biographic References:

Čech, Eduard
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