Symmetries of Spacetimes and Riemannian Manifolds

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Another development culminated in the nineteenth century in the dethroning of Euclidean geometry as the undisputed framework for studying space. In the 10th century they went beyond Ptolemy. All the topology books I have read define open sets to be those in the topology. This is arguably one of the deepest and most beautiful results in modern geometry, and it is surely a must know for any geometer / topologist.

Pages: 218

Publisher: Springer; 1999 edition (June 30, 1999)

ISBN: 0792357930

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