This volume consists of the proceedings of a conference held at the University College of North Wales (Bangor) in July of 1979. It assembles research papers which reflect diverse currents in low-dimensional topology. The topology of 3-manifolds, hyperbolic geometry and knot theory emerge as major themes. The inclusion of surveys of work in these areas should make the book very useful to students as well as researchers.
- Electronic book text
- 11 May 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Part I. 3-manifolds: 1. The classification of compact 3-manifolds P. Scott; 2. Hyperbolic geometry and 3-manifolds W. Thurston; 3. Sewing-up link exteriors W. R. Brakes; 4. Periodic transformations in homology 3-spheres and the Roblin invariant L. Contreras-Caballero; Part II. Knot theory: 5. The universal abelian cover of a link D. Cooper; 6. Levine's theorem - a remark L. H. Kauffman; 7. The factorisation of knots C. Kearton; 8. Seven excellent knots R. Riley; Part III. Two-dimensional homotopy theory: 9. Identities among relations R. Brown and J. Huebschmann; 10. On Peiffer transformations, link diagrams and a question of J.H.C. Whitehead P. Stefan; 11. Higher-dimensional group theory R. Brown; Part IV. 4-manifolds: 12. Actions of compact connected groups on 4-manifolds P. Orlik