The Fundamental Group 
The Fundamental Group
by UNSW / N.J. Wildberger
Video Lecture 25 of 26
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Date Added: July 28, 2011

Lecture Description

In this video lecture, Prof. N.J. Wildberger introduces the fundamental group of a surface. We begin by discussing when two paths on a surface are homotopic, then defining multiplication of paths, and then multiplication of equivalence classes or types of loops based at a fixed point of the surface.The fundamental groups of the disk and circle are described.

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Course Description

In this course, Prof. N.J. Wildberger gives 26 video lectures on Algebraic Topology.  This is a beginner's course in Algebraic Topology given by Assoc. Prof. N J Wildberger of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW. It features a visual approach to the subject that stresses the importance of familiarity with specific examples. It also introduces 'rational curvature', a simple but important innovation. NJ Wildberger is also the developer of Rational Trigonometry: a new and better way of learning and using trigonometry.

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