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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)
How to Cite This Entry:
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