A Primer on Mapping Class Groups
by Benson Farb, Dan Margalit
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2011
Number of pages: 509
Our goal in this book is to explain as many important theorems, examples, and techniques as possible, as quickly and directly as possible, while at the same time giving (nearly) full details and keeping the text (nearly) selfcontained. This book contains some simplifications of known approaches and proofs, the exposition of some results that are not readily available, and some new material as well.
Download or read it online for free here:
by William P Thurston - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
The text describes the connection between geometry and lowdimensional topology, it is useful to graduate students and mathematicians working in related fields, particularly 3-manifolds and Kleinian groups. Much of the material or technique is new.
by C.T.C. Wall, A. A. Ranicki - American Mathematical Society
This book represents an attempt to collect and systematize the methods and main applications of the method of surgery, insofar as compact (but not necessarily connected, simply connected or closed) manifolds are involved.
by Ben Webster - arXiv
We construct knot invariants categorifying the quantum knot variants for all representations of quantum groups. We show that these invariants coincide with previous invariants defined by Khovanov for sl_2 and sl_3 and by Mazorchuk-Stroppel...
by Frank Quinn, Andrew Ranicki
Homology manifolds were developed in the 20th century to give a precise setting for Poincare's ideas on duality. They are investigated using algebraic and geometric methods. This volume is the proceedings of a workshop held in 2003.