Low-Dimensional Topology

Low-Dimensional Topology

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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.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139241982
  • 9781139241984

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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
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