For instance, volume and Riemannian curvature are invariants that can distinguish different geometric structures on the same smooth manifold—that is, one can smoothly "flatten out" certain manifolds, but it might require distorting the space and affecting the curvature or volume. Geometric topology is a branch of topology that primarily focuses on low-dimensional manifolds that is, spaces of dimensions 2, 3, and 4 and their interaction with geometry, but it also includes some higher-dimensional topology.

In high-dimensional topology, characteristic classes are a basic invariant, and surgery theory is a key theory. Occasionally, one needs to use the tools of topology but a "set of points" is not available. In pointless topology one considers instead the lattice of open sets as the basic notion of the theory, [17] while Grothendieck topologies are structures defined on arbitrary categories that allow the definition of sheaves on those categories, and with that the definition of general cohomology theories. Knot theory , a branch of topology, is used in biology to study the effects of certain enzymes on DNA.

These enzymes cut, twist, and reconnect the DNA, causing knotting with observable effects such as slower electrophoresis. In neuroscience, topological quantities like the Euler characteristic and Betti number have been used to measure the complexity of patterns of activity in neural networks. Topological data analysis uses techniques from algebraic topology to determine the large scale structure of a set for instance, determining if a cloud of points is spherical or toroidal.

The main method used by topological data analysis is:. Several branches of programming language semantics , such as domain theory , are formalized using topology. Smyth , characterizes topological spaces as Boolean or Heyting algebras over open sets, which are characterized as semidecidable equivalently, finitely observable properties. Topology is relevant to physics in areas such as condensed matter physics , [23] quantum field theory and physical cosmology. The topological dependence of mechanical properties in solids is of interest in disciplines of mechanical engineering and materials science.

Electrical and mechanical properties depend on the arrangement and network structures of molecules and elementary units in materials. A topological quantum field theory or topological field theory or TQFT is a quantum field theory that computes topological invariants. Although TQFTs were invented by physicists, they are also of mathematical interest, being related to, among other things, knot theory , the theory of four-manifolds in algebraic topology, and to the theory of moduli spaces in algebraic geometry. Donaldson , Jones , Witten , and Kontsevich have all won Fields Medals for work related to topological field theory.

The topological classification of Calabi-Yau manifolds has important implications in string theory , as different manifolds can sustain different kinds of strings. In cosmology, topology can be used to describe the overall shape of the universe.

The possible positions of a robot can be described by a manifold called configuration space. These paths represent a motion of the robot's joints and other parts into the desired pose. Tanglement puzzles are based on topological aspects of the puzzle's shapes and components. In order to create a continuous join of pieces in a modular construction, it is necessary to create an unbroken path in an order which surrounds each piece and traverses each edge only once.

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The possible positions of a robot can be described by a manifold called configuration space. These paths represent a motion of the robot's joints and other parts into the desired pose. Tanglement puzzles are based on topological aspects of the puzzle's shapes and components. In order to create a continuous join of pieces in a modular construction, it is necessary to create an unbroken path in an order which surrounds each piece and traverses each edge only once.

This process is an application of the Eulerian path. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the branch of mathematics. For the mathematical structure, see Topological space. For other uses, see Topology disambiguation. Not to be confused with topography. Branch of mathematics. A continuous deformation a type of homeomorphism of a mug into a doughnut torus and a cow into a sphere.

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