4-Manifolds and Kirby Calculus (Graduate Studies in by András I. Stipsicz, Robert E. Gompf

By András I. Stipsicz, Robert E. Gompf

The prior 20 years have introduced explosive progress in 4-manifold idea. Many books are presently showing that procedure the subject from viewpoints resembling gauge conception or algebraic geometry. This quantity, in spite of the fact that, bargains an exposition from a topological viewpoint. It bridges the space to different disciplines and offers classical yet vital topological suggestions that experience no longer formerly seemed within the literature. half I of the textual content provides the fundamentals of the speculation on the second-year graduate point and provides an outline of present learn. half II is dedicated to an exposition of Kirby calculus, or handlebody thought on 4-manifolds. it's either easy and accomplished. half III bargains intensive a large variety of themes from present 4-manifold learn. subject matters contain branched coverings and the geography of advanced surfaces, elliptic and Lefschetz fibrations, $h$-cobordisms, symplectic 4-manifolds, and Stein surfaces. purposes are featured, and there are over three hundred illustrations and diverse routines with suggestions within the e-book.

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