An Introduction to Algebraic Topology by Andrew H. Wallace PDF

By Andrew H. Wallace

ISBN-10: 0486457869

ISBN-13: 9780486457864

This self-contained remedy assumes just some wisdom of genuine numbers and actual research. the 1st 3 chapters concentrate on the fundamentals of point-set topology, and then the textual content proceeds to homology teams and non-stop mapping, barycentric subdivision, and simplicial complexes. workouts shape a vital part of the textual content. 1961 version.

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The fact stated below, concerning standard probability spaces, will be of crucial importance in many arguments throughout the book. We refer the reader to [Rokhlin, 1952] for the proof and for more background on standard spaces. 2 Let (X, A, μ) be a standard probability space. , ν(B) = μ(π −1 (B)) (B ∈ B ). We will write ν = πμ. , it is, up to measure, a bimeasurable bijection). By atoms of B we will understand the preimages π −1 (y) of points y ∈ Y . The above fact implies that any A-measurable set which is a union of atoms of B, is B-measurable.

Applying this to the probability 30 Shannon information and entropy vector p = pi ni i pi ni i≤m and by convexity of the function − log t, we obtain max Ip ,n (i) + max n1i ≥ H(p , n) = i i 1 i pi ni − pi log pi − i pi log ni + log i pi ni i ≥ H(p) . 14). 15) note that there is c ≤ c such that p = (2−c ni )i is a probability vector and then Ip ,n (i) = c for each i. 16) yields H(p, n) ≤ c + maxi n1i ≤ c + maxi n1i for any finite-dimensional p. Approximating an arbitrary probability vector p by the finite-dimensional vectors p(m) and because m−1 H(p, n) = sup − m i=1 log pi ni ≤ sup H(p(m) , n), m we extend the inequality to all probability vectors.

K} and we calculate the Shannon entropy of the join PF . Because Q is refined by each Pi , it is also refined by PF , thus we have H(PF ) = H(PF ∨ Q) = H(PF |Q) + H(Q) = μ (B)HB (PF ) + μ (A)HA (PF ) + H(Q) = n−1 n · 0 + n1 Hμ (PF ) + H(Q) = 1 n Hμ (PF ) + H(Q). The error term H(Q) of this approximation depends only on n and converges to zero as n → ∞. This concludes the proof. The closure Γk remains hard to describe; only for k ≤ 3 it is determined by the Shannon inequalities. , it cannot be described by a system of linear inequalities.

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