Space forms: a history
This article presents the history of space forms beginning with Clifford’s flat torus (1873) and ending with Hopf’s paper (1925) and related work by Seifert, Threlfall, Hantzsche and Wendt. In particular we study the work on space forms done by Killing (1876 – 1893).
space form, history of topology
Primary: 01A55, 01A60
|Received:||11th November 2012|
|Accepted:||12th February 2013|
|Published:||13th May 2013|