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2. V; S /, consisting of a (finite or infinite) nonempty set V of vertices, together with a family S of finite subsets of V called abstract simplices (for short simplices), and satisfying the following conditions: (A1) Every x 2 V belongs to at least one and at most a finite number of simplices in S . (A2) Every subset of a simplex 2 S is also a simplex in S . If 2 S is a nonempty simplex of n C 1 vertices, then its dimension is n, and it is called an n-simplex. A 0-simplex fxg is identified with the vertex x 2 V .

In order to do so, we need to allow coverings of surfaces using a richer class of open sets. This is achieved by considering the open subsets of the half-space, in the subset topology. 7. 'i /i 2I of homeomorphisms 'i W Ui ! ˝i , where each ˝i is some open subset of Hm in the subset topology. U; '/ is called a coordinate system, or chart, of M , each homeomorphism 'i W Ui ! ˝i is called a coordinate map, and its inverse 'i 1 W ˝i ! Ui is called a parameterization of Ui . Ui ; 'i /i 2I is often called an atlas for M .

3. The following proposition shows that topologically closed, bounded, convex sets in An are equivalent to closed balls. We will need this proposition in dealing with triangulations. 2. If C is any nonempty bounded and convex open set in An , for any point a 2 C , any ray emanating from a intersects @C D C C in exactly one point. Furthermore, there is a homeomorphism of C onto the (closed) unit ball B n , which maps @C onto the n-sphere S n 1 . 4. Remark. It is useful to note that the second part of the proposition proves that if C is a bounded convex open subset of An , then any homeomorphism gW S n 1 !