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On the covering type of a spaceMax Karoubi and Charles A. Weibel (1) Institut Mathématique de Jussieu, Paris, France
(2) Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA
We introduce the notion of the “covering type” of a space, which is more subtle than the notion of Lusternik–Schnirelmann category. It measures the complexity of a space which arises from coverings by contractible subspaces whose non-empty intersections are also contractible.
Keywords: Covering type, chromatic number, surface genus
Karoubi Max, Weibel Charles: On the covering type of a space. Enseign. Math. 62 (2016), 457-474. doi: 10.4171/LEM/62-3/4-4