Category Archives: Simplicial complexes

The Cech Expansion: nerves of open covers

The Whitehead theorem in homotopy theory basically says that to fully understand the homotopy type of a CW-complex one only needs to know about the homotopy groups (really, the weak homotopy type). It is very easy to produce spaces to … Continue reading

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