Definition:Topology (Mathematical Branch)

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Definition

Topology is a geometry of transformations in which the only invariant is continuity.


Also known as

The original name of this subject was geometria situs, or analysis situs (that is: geometry / analysis of position).


Also see

  • Results about topology can be found here.


Historical Note

The word topology was coined by Johann Benedict Listing in a letter of 1836[1].

The word was first published in the title of Listing's 1847 book Vorstudien zur Topologie, but the word never caught on until the 1920's.


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