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Graduate Studies in Mathematics 2014; 286 pp; hardcover Volume: 151 ISBN10: 1470410206 ISBN13: 9781470410209 List Price: US$75 Member Price: US$60 Order Code: GSM/151 See also: Knots and Links  Dale Rolfsen 3Manifolds  John Hempel Knots, Links, Braids and 3Manifolds: An Introduction to the New Invariants in LowDimensional Topology  V V Prasolov and A B Sossinsky  This book grew out of a graduate course on 3manifolds and is intended for a mathematically experienced audience that is new to lowdimensional topology. The exposition begins with the definition of a manifold, explores possible additional structures on manifolds, discusses the classification of surfaces, introduces key foundational results for 3manifolds, and provides an overview of knot theory. It then continues with more specialized topics by briefly considering triangulations of 3manifolds, normal surface theory, and Heegaard splittings. The book finishes with a discussion of topics relevant to viewing 3manifolds via the curve complex. With about 250 figures and more than 200 exercises, this book can serve as an excellent overview and starting point for the study of 3manifolds. Request an examination or desk copy. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in lowdimensional topology. Reviews "The present book is a mixture of an introductory text book on the geometrictopological theory of 3manifolds and a guide to some recent developments; it contains a lot of information and is written in a nice and intuitive way which makes it pleasant to read."  Zentralblatt Math "...Schultens has written an excellent book that richly illustrates the scope of her chosen subject. It is very well written, clear and explicit in its presentation. There are plenty of exercises, and the book has been laboratory tested, so to speak, since it grew out of Schultens' graduate course on 3manifolds at Emory University ... it will also serve very well indeed as a source for selfstudy."  MAA Reviews 


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