Definition:Topology (Mathematical Branch)
Some sources suggest that it can indeed be described simply as the study of continuity.
As such, it is closely interwoven with the branch of analysis.
The original name of the mathematical branch known as topology was geometria situs, or analysis situs (that is: geometry / analysis of position).
- Results about topology can be found here.
However, it has since evolved such that it contributes to many other mathematical branches.
The word topology is derived from the Greek words τόπος, meaning place, and λόγος, meaning study.
This originates from its origins as the study of situation.