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#### INTRODUCTORY LECTURES ON KNOT THEORY

World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 217.00This volume consists primarily of survey papers that evolved from the lectures given in the school portion of the meeting and selected papers from the conference. Knot theory is a very special topological subject: the classification of embeddings of a circle or collection of circles into three-dimensional space. This is a classical topological problem... more...

#### AN EXCURSION IN DIAGRAMMATIC ALGEBRA

World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 151.00The aim of this book is to give as detailed a description as is possible of one of the most beautiful and complicated examples in low-dimensional topology. This example is a gateway to a new idea of higher dimensional algebra in which diagrams replace algebraic expressions and relationships between diagrams represent algebraic relations. The reader... more...

#### Topological Analysis

De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00This monograph is an introduction to some special aspects of topology, functional analysis, and analysis for the advanced reader. It also wants to develop a degree theory for function triples which unifies and extends most known degree theories. The book aims to be self-contained and many chapters could even serve as a basis of a course on the covered... more...

#### Discontinuous Groups of Isometries in the Hyperbolic Plane

De Gruyter 2002; US$ 182.00Fuchsian groups play a central role in various important fields of mathematics. The current book is based on what became known as the famous Fenchel-Nielsen manuscript. Jakob Nielsen (1890-1959) started this project well before World War II, Werner Fenchel (1905-1988) joined later and overtook the much of the preparation of the manuscript. Professor... more...

#### Homotopy of Extremal Problems

De Gruyter 2007; US$ 238.00This monograph provides a thorough treatment of parameter-dependent extremal problems with local minimum values that remain unchanged under changes of the parameter. The authors consider the theory as well the practical treatment of those problems, both in finite-dimensional as well as in infinite-dimensional spaces. Various applications are considered,... more...

#### Combinatorial Homotopy and 4-Dimensional Complexes

De Gruyter 1991; US$ 210.00Combinatorial Homotopy and 4-Dimensional Complexes (Architektur Auf Naxos Und Paros) more...

#### Statistics and Analysis of Shapes

Springer 2007; US$ 109.00The subject of pattern analysis and recognition pervades many aspects of our daily lives, including user authentication in banking, object retrieval from databases in the consumer sector, and the omnipresent surveillance and security measures around sensitive areas. Shape analysis, a fundamental building block in many approaches to these applications,... more...

#### Algebraic Invariants of Links

World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 140.00This book serves as a reference on links and on the invariants derived via algebraic topology from covering spaces of link exteriors. It emphasizes the features of the multicomponent case not normally considered by knot-theorists, such as longitudes, the homological complexity of many-variable Laurent polynomial rings, the fact that links are not usually... more...

#### The Local Structure of Algebraic K-Theory

Springer 2012; US$ 129.00Algebraic K-theory encodes important invariants for several mathematical disciplines, spanning from geometric topology and functional analysis to number theory and algebraic geometry. As is commonly encountered, this powerful mathematical object is very hard to calculate. Apart from Quillen's calculations of finite fields and Suslin's calculation... more...

#### Knots

De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00This 3. edition is an introduction to classical knot theory. It contains many figures and some tables of invariants of knots. This comprehensive account is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in both classical and modern knot theory. Most of the topics considered in the book are developed in detail; only the main properties of fundamental... more...