# Fundamental cycle

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

*of an $n$-dimensional manifold*

A cycle that gives the fundamental class of that manifold.

#### References

[1] | A. Dold, "Lectures on algebraic topology" , Springer (1980) |

[2] | E.H. Spanier, "Algebraic topology" , McGraw-Hill (1966) |

[3] | J.W. Milnor, J.D. Stasheff, "Characteristic classes" , Princeton Univ. Press (1974) |

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Fundamental cycle.

*Encyclopedia of Mathematics.*URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Fundamental_cycle&oldid=33146

This article was adapted from an original article by A.V. Khokhlov (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article