homotopy

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homotopy

[hō′mäd·ə·pē]
(mathematics)
Between two mappings of the same topological spaces, a continuous function representing how, in a step-by-step fashion, the image of one mapping can be continuously deformed onto the image of the other.
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Now since A has degree = + 1 and homotopic maps have the same degree, v[where][Delta]D has degree = + 1.