Interesting Esoterica

You Could Have Invented Spectral Sequences

Article by Timothy Y. Chow
  • Published in 2006
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The subject of spectral sequences has a reputation for being difficult for the beginner. Even G. W. Whitehead (quoted in John McCleary) once remarked, “The machinery of spectral sequences, stemming from the algebraic work of Lyndon and Koszul, seemed complicated and obscure to many topologists.”

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@article{YouCouldHaveInventedSpectralSequences,
	title = {You Could Have Invented Spectral Sequences},
	abstract = {The subject of spectral sequences has a reputation for being difficult for the beginner. Even G. W. Whitehead (quoted in John McCleary) once remarked, “The  machinery of spectral sequences, stemming from the algebraic work of Lyndon and Koszul, seemed complicated and obscure to many topologists.”},
	url = {http://www.ams.org/notices/200601/fea-chow.pdf},
	year = 2006,
	author = {Timothy Y. Chow},
	comment = {},
	urldate = {2020-09-21},
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}