Surgical Methods in Rigidity
by F.T. Farrell
Publisher: Springer 1996
Number of pages: 108
This book is an introduction to the topological rigidity theorem for compact non-positively curved Riemannian manifolds. It contains a quick informal account of the background material from surgery theory and controlled topology prerequesite to this result. It is intended for researchers and advanced graduate students in both differential geometry and topology.
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by Allen Hatcher
These pages are really just an early draft of the initial chapters of a real book on 3-manifolds. The text does contain a few things that aren't readily available elsewhere, like the Jaco-Shalen/Johannson torus decomposition theorem.
by Dennis Sullivan - Springer
In 1970, Sullivan circulated this set of notes introducing localization and completion of topological spaces to homotopy theory, and other important concepts. The notes remain worth reading for the fresh picture they provide for geometric topology.
by Nigel Hitchin
Geometry of Surfaces by Nigel Hitchin is a textbook on surfaces. However the author is also going to try and consider surfaces intrinsically, or abstractly, and not necessarily embedded in three-dimensional Euclidean space.
by Ralph L. Cohen, Alexander A. Voronov - arXiv
This paper is an exposition of the new subject of String Topology. We present an introduction to this exciting new area, as well as a survey of some of the latest developments, and our views about future directions of research.