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Lectures on Three-Manifold Topology
William Jaco, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
A co-publication of the AMS and CBMS.
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CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics
1980; 251 pp; softcover
Number: 43
Reprint/Revision History:
third printing with corrections 1997
ISBN-10: 0-8218-1693-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-1693-6
List Price: US$28
Member Price: US$22.40
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Order Code: CBMS/43
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This manuscript is a detailed presentation of the ten lectures given by the author at the NSF Regional Conference on Three-Manifold Topology, held October 1977, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The purpose of the conference was to present the current state of affairs in three-manifold topology and to integrate the classical results with the many recent advances and new directions.

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Table of Contents

  • Loop theorem-sphere theorem: The Tower Construction
  • Connected sums
  • 2-manifolds embedded in 3-manifolds
  • Hierarchies
  • Three-manifold groups
  • Seifert fibered manifolds
  • Peripheral structure
  • Essential homotopies (the annulus-torus theorems)
  • Characteristic Seifert pairs
  • Deforming homotopy equivalences
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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