TY - JOUR
AU - Neaton, Michael
PY - 2015
TI - Minimal Coverings of Surfaces
JF - Minnesota Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics; Vol 1 No 1
KW -
N2 - 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.
UR - https://mjum.math.umn.edu/index.php/mjum/article/view/003