Cellular mapping

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A mapping from one relative CW-complex into another such that , where and are the -skeletons of and relative to and , respectively. In the case when , one obtains a cellular mapping from the CW-complex into the CW-complex .

A homotopy , where , is called cellular if for all . The following cellular approximation theorem is the analogue of the simplicial approximation theorem (see Simplicial mapping): Let be a mapping from one relative CW-complex into another the restriction of which to some subcomplex is cellular. Then there exists a cellular mapping that is homotopic to relative to .

For references see also CW-complex.



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[a2] R. Brown, "Elements of modern topology" , McGraw-Hill (1968)
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