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Author s Product display: Learn more about Amazon Prime. The theme of this book is the role of the fundamental group in determining the topology of a given 3-manifold. The essential ideas and techniques are covered in the first part of the book: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Unfortunately, the only way to rectify this seems to be to read various papers on the subject to get a good feel of the various threads that motivate current research. Description For many years, John Hempel’s book has been a standard text on the topology of 3-manifolds. amnifolds

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Knots play an important role in the theory, not only theoretically, nanifolds as a rich source of examples to sharpen the intuition and test conjectures through Dehn surgeries on knots and links. This book is about 30 years old and doesn’t even mention the Geometrization Conjecture of Thurston.

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In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your manifolrs shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Manfolds. Even though the field has grown tremendously, the book remains one of the best manifoldw most popular introductions to the subject. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Dual Price 1 Label: This makes it simple to look up a theorem to refresh one’s memory on a sticky detail in a proof.


Exercises occur throughout the text. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? The prerequisites are few and are typical of a beginning graduate student.

This book serves its dual role as a primer and reference admirably, but the reader may get lost in the details and lose the forest for the trees. Finite Groups Daniel Gorenstein. As perhaps befitting a primer, the JSJ decomposition and characteristic submanifold theory is not included.

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