%A Neaton, Michael
%D 2015
%T Minimal Coverings of Surfaces
%K
%X An elementary question of manifolds is that of the covering number: the least number of category-specific balls needed to cover the manifold. The following work calculates this fundamental invariant for 2-manifolds. A brief review of the classification of 2-manifolds is initially provided, and then the details of calculation for all the surfaces follows.
%U https://mjum.math.umn.edu/index.php/mjum/article/view/003
%J Minnesota Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics
%0 Journal Article
%V 1
%N 1
%@ 2378-5810
%8 2015-12-07