What the Heck is a Manifold? (Part I)

A brief introduction to manifold theory, with some topology and analysis for good measure

Aidan Lytle
Intuition

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“The official shape of an arbitrary set is a jellybean.”

When you read about physics and mathematics in the news, or see a Wikipedia article, you will likely come across the word “manifold”. It usually doesn’t come with any explanation, and it seems relatively important. Manifold theory is the theory which…

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Aidan Lytle
Intuition

Mathematician out of NC. Read and write philosophy and social theory.