Manifold Atlas: About

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The mission of the Manifold Atlas is to empower and engage topologists and geometers to collect and develop information about manifolds, in particular constructions and invariants and problems but also general and historical information.


1 “What is a manifold"

We use the term manifold broadly to mean any second countable Hausdorff space which is locally Euclidean of a fixed dimension and which may, or may not, be equipped with extra structures: for a precise definition see the defintion of “manifold".

2 Scientific goals and structure

  • The Manifold Atlas aims to serve as a journal standard, citable reference for the study of manifolds.
  • There are two sorts of pages in the Atlas: evolving pages and static pages.
  • Evolving pages are continually open to improvement and expansion but are not strongly scientifically quotable.
  • Static pages have been approved by the editorial board via a rigorous editorial process.
  • Static pages are instantly recognisable via the suffix /nth Edition:
  • Static pages are statically preserved as scientifically citable documents.

3 Writing in the Manifold Atlas

  • The Manifold Atlas supports two styles of articles: open-editing articles and author-based articles.
  • Open-editing articles can be edited openly by any registered user.
  • Author-based articles are written by a single author or team of authors.
  • All content in the Manifold Atlas is freely available on the world wide web as described on the user rights page.

4 Staff

5 Affiliation

6 Platform

The platform for the Manifold Atlas is MediaWiki: special local features were developed by Daniel Müllner.

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