By Richard A. Holmgren

A discrete dynamical process might be characterised as an iterated functionality. Given the potency with which desktops can do generation, it truly is now attainable for someone with entry to a private machine to generate appealing photographs whose roots lie in discrete dynamical structures. photos of Mandelbrot and Julia units abound in courses either mathematical and never. the maths at the back of the photographs are appealing of their personal correct and are the topic of this article. the extent of presentation is acceptable for complicated undergraduates who've accomplished a yr of college-level calculus. innovations from calculus are reviewed as worthy. Mathematica courses that illustrate the dynamics and that would reduction the scholar in doing the routines are incorporated within the appendix. during this moment version, the lined themes are rearranged to make the textual content extra versatile. particularly, the cloth on symbolic dynamics is now not obligatory and the publication can simply be used for a semester direction dealing solely with capabilities of a true variable. however, the elemental homes of dynamical structures will be brought utilizing services of a true variable after which the reader can bypass on to the cloth at the dynamics of complicated services. extra adjustments comprise the simplification of numerous proofs; a radical evaluation and growth of the workouts; and massive development within the potency of the Mathematica courses.

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Consider the following situation. Let p : T −→ X be a covering space, x0 ∈ X , x0 ∈ p−1 (x0 ) ∈ T . Let f : Z −→ X be a map, so that f (z0 ) = x0 . There is a natural question: Question: Does there exist a map f : Z −→ T covering the map f : Z −→ X , such that f (z0 ) = x0 ? In other words, the lifting map f should make the following diagram commutative: T f (20) Z f ✒ p ❄ ✲ X NOTES ON THE COURSE “ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY” 55 where f (z0 ) = x0 , f (z0 ) = x0 . Clearly the diagram (20) gives the following commutative diagram of groups: π1 (T, x0 ) f∗ (21) ✒ p∗ ❄ f∗ ✲ π1 (Z, z0 ) π1 (X, x0 ) It is clear that commutativity of the diagram (21) implies that f∗ (π1 (Z, z0 )) ⊂ p∗ (π1 (T, x0 )).

We already have a barycentric subdivision of each j -the side ∆qj by (q − 1)-simplices (1) (n) ∆j , . . , ∆j , n = q!. The cones over these simplices, j = 0, . . , q , with a vertex x∗ constitute a barycentric subdivision of ∆q . 8. Let V ⊂ U be two open sets of Rn such that their closure V¯ , U¯ are compact sets and V¯ ⊂ U . Then there exists a finite triangulation of V by n-simplices {∆n (i)} such that ∆n (i) ⊂ U . Proof. For each point x ∈ V¯ there exists a simplex ∆n (x) with a center at x and ∆n (x) ⊂ U .

11. What does it mean geometrically that a pair (X, A) is 0-connected? 1connected? Give some alternative description. 12. Let (X, A) be an n-connected pair of CW -complexes. Prove that (X, A) is homotopy equivalent to a CW -pair (Y, B) so that B ⊂ Y (n) . NOTES ON THE COURSE “ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY” 43 6. 1. General definitions. Here we define the homotopy groups πn (X) for all n ≥ 1 and examine their basic properties. Let (X, x0 ) be a pointed space, and (S n , s0 ) be a pointed sphere. We have defined the set [S n , X] as a set of homotopy classes of maps f : S n −→ X , such that f (s0 ) = x0 , and homotopy between maps should preserve this property.