# Hopf theorem

The Hopf theorem is a statement in differential topology, saying that the topological degree is the only homotopy invariant of continuous maps to spheres.

## Formal statement

Let M be an n-dimensional compact oriented manifold and Sn the n-sphere and $f,g: M\to S^n$ be continuous. Then $\deg(f)=\deg(g)$ if and only if f and g are homotopic.

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