Manifolds and cobordisms
A topological manifold of dimension is by definition a topological space that is locally homeomorphic to a Cartesian space . A choice of such morphism
is a coordinate system or coordinate chart or just chart on the image of .
This generalises to other sorts of manifolds.
An atlas is the collection of coordinate charts defining a manifold structure.
Revised on February 4, 2016 18:02:02
by Toby Bartels