module Homotopy.Space.Torus where

# The Torus🔗

In classical topology, the two-dimensional torus $T^2$ may be defined as the product of circles, i.e., $T^2$ may be defined as $S^1 \times S^1$. Alternatively, the space $T^2$ may be presented as a CW complex, built by beginning with a point, attaching two 1-cells to form the wedge of two circles, and finishing by attaching a 2-cell.

Such a CW complex can be regarded as a higher inductive type,
regarding the 0-cell as a constructor `base`

, the two
1-cells as distinct paths `base ≡ base`

, and the 2-cell as a square
with its top and bottom edges attached to one of the 1-cells, and its
left and right edge attached to the other.

data T² : Type where base : T² loopA : base ≡ base loopB : base ≡ base square : Square loopA loopB loopB loopA

The resulting HIT is equivalent to the product of two circles.

open is-iso T²≃S¹×S¹ : T² ≡ ( S¹ × S¹ ) T²≃S¹×S¹ = ua (T²→S¹×S¹ , is-iso→is-equiv iso-pf) where T²→S¹×S¹ : T² → S¹ × S¹ T²→S¹×S¹ base = base , base T²→S¹×S¹ (loopA i) = loop i , base T²→S¹×S¹ (loopB j) = base , loop j T²→S¹×S¹ (square i j) = loop i , loop j S¹×S¹→T² : S¹ × S¹ → T² S¹×S¹→T² (base , base) = base S¹×S¹→T² (base , loop j) = loopB j S¹×S¹→T² (loop i , base) = loopA i S¹×S¹→T² (loop i , loop j) = square i j iso-pf : is-iso T²→S¹×S¹ iso-pf .inv = S¹×S¹→T² iso-pf .rinv (base , base) = refl iso-pf .rinv (base , loop j) = refl iso-pf .rinv (loop i , base) = refl iso-pf .rinv (loop i , loop j) = refl iso-pf .linv base = refl iso-pf .linv (loopA i) = refl iso-pf .linv (loopB j) = refl iso-pf .linv (square i j) = refl

Showing that the torus described as a HIT is equivalent to the
product of two circles is Exercise 6.3 of the HoTT Book, but this
exercise includes a warning that “the path algebra for this is rather
difficult.” The brevity of the above proof – straightforward invocations
of `refl`

– is a testament to the
strength of cubical methods.