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- Springer New York 2008; US$ 64.95
In this well-written presentation, motivated by numerous examples and problems, the authors introduce the basic theory of braid groups, highlighting several definitions that show their equivalence; this is followed by a treatment of the relationship between braids, knots and links. Important results then treat the linearity and orderability of the... more...
- Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 255.00
This book is an introduction to the theory of knots via the theory of braids, which attempts to be complete in a number of ways. Some knowledge of Topology is assumed. Necessary Group Theory and further necessary Topology are given in the book. The exposition is intended to enable an interested reader to learn the basics of the subject. Emphasis is... more...
- Elsevier Science 1992; US$ 72.95
The central idea of the lecture course which gave birth to this book was to define the homotopy groups of a space and then give all the machinery needed to prove in detail that the n th homotopy group of the sphere S n , for n greater than or equal to 1 is isomorphic to the group of the integers, that the lower homotopy groups of S n are... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 62.99
A text aimed at both geometers needing the tools of rational homotopy theory to understand and discover new results concerning various geometric subjects, and topologists who require greater breadth of knowledge about geometric applications of the algebra of homotopy theory. - ;Rational homotopy is a very powerful tool for differential topology and... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 97.99
This text focuses on the extraordinary success of quantum cohomology and its connections with many existing areas of traditional mathematics and new areas such as mirror symmetry. Aimed at graduate students in mathematics as well as theoretical physicists, the text assumes basic familiarity with differential equations and cohomology. - ;Quantum cohomology... more...
- Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 129.00
This book describes key techniques of stable homotopy theory, classical and new, and applies them to the unsolved problem of the existence of framed manifolds with odd Arf-Kervaire invariant. It introduces a new technique called "upper triangular technology." more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 292.00
"This is a fascinating book mixing geometry, topology and probability theory..." ( London Mathematical Society Bulletin , Vol 32, 2000) "The potential value that his volume should have to researchers in many areas for years to come." ( Short Book Reviews , August 2000) "I would like to conclude this review by strongly recommending that geodists... more...
- Birkhäuser Boston 2009; US$ 89.99
Written by a world-renowned mathematician, this well informed and classic text traces the history of algebraic topology, beginning with its creation in the early 1900s. It goes on to describe in detail the important theories that were discovered before 1960. more...