Geometry of Surfaces
by Nigel Hitchin
Number of pages: 101
This is a course on surfaces. However we are also going to try and consider surfaces intrinsically, or abstractly, and not necessarily embedded in three-dimensional Euclidean space.
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by Jenny Wilson - University of Michigan
Contents: Five definitions of the braid group; The topology of Fn(C); The integral cohomology of the pure braid group; Generalizations of PBn and their cohomology; Transfer and twisted coefficients; Stability in the cohomology of braid groups; etc.
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This paper is a survey of knot theory and invariants of knots and links from the point of view of categories of diagrams. The topics range from foundations of knot theory to virtual knot theory and topological quantum field theory.
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Surgery theory is the standard method for the classification of high-dimensional manifolds, where high means 5 or more. This book aims to be an entry point to surgery theory for a reader who already has some background in topology.
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An introduction to the most frequently used techniques in modern global geometry. Suited to the beginning graduate student, the necessary prerequisite is a good knowledge of several variables calculus, linear algebra and point-set topology.