Low-dimensional Topology and Kleinian Groups

Author: D. B. A. Epstein

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521339056

Category: Mathematics

Page: 321

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Volume 2 is divided into three parts: the first 'Surfaces' contains an article by Thurston on earthquakes and by Penner on traintracks. The second part is entitled 'Knots and 3-Manifolds' and the final part 'Kleinian Groups'.

Differential Topology, Foliations, and Group Actions

Author: Paul A. Schweitzer

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821851705

Category: Mathematics

Page: 287

View: 5219

This volume contains the proceedings of the Workshop on Topology held at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro in January 1992. Bringing together about one hundred mathematicians from Brazil and around the world, the workshop covered a variety of topics in differential and algebraic topology, including group actions, foliations, low-dimensional topology, and connections to differential geometry. The main concentration was on foliation theory, but there was a lively exchange on other current topics in topology. The volume contains an excellent list of open problems in foliation research, prepared with the participation of some of the top world experts in this area. Also presented here are two surveys on group actions - finite group actions and rigidity theory for Anosov actions - as well as an elementary survey of Thurston's geometric topology in dimensions 2 and 3 that would be accessible to advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

Four-manifolds, geometries and knots

Author: Jonathan Arthur Hillman,University of Warwick. Mathematics Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Four-manifolds (Topology)

Page: 379

View: 5598

Low-dimensional Geometry

From Euclidean Surfaces to Hyperbolic Knots

Author: Francis Bonahon

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 082184816X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 602

The study of 3-dimensional spaces brings together elements from several areas of mathematics. The most notable are topology and geometry, but elements of number theory and analysis also make appearances. In the past 30 years, there have been striking developments in the mathematics of 3-dimensional manifolds. This book aims to introduce undergraduate students to some of these important developments. Low-Dimensional Geometry starts at a relatively elementary level, and its early chapters can be used as a brief introduction to hyperbolic geometry. However, the ultimate goal is to describe the very recently completed geometrization program for 3-dimensional manifolds. The journey to reach this goal emphasizes examples and concrete constructions as an introduction to more general statements. This includes the tessellations associated to the process of gluing together the sides of a polygon. Bending some of these tessellations provides a natural introduction to 3-dimensional hyperbolic geometry and to the theory of kleinian groups, and it eventually leads to a discussion of the geometrization theorems for knot complements and 3-dimensional manifolds. This book is illustrated with many pictures, as the author intended to share his own enthusiasm for the beauty of some of the mathematical objects involved. However, it also emphasizes mathematical rigor and, with the exception of the most recent research breakthroughs, its constructions and statements are carefully justified.

Lectures on Block Theory

Author: Burkhard Külshammer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521405652

Category: Mathematics

Page: 105

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This textbook is intended as a self contained introduction into that part of algebra known as representation of finite groups.

The Mandelbrot Set, Theme and Variations

Author: Tan Lei

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521774765

Category: Mathematics

Page: 365

View: 6394

The Mandelbrot set is a fractal shape that classifies the dynamics of quadratic polynomials. It has a remarkably rich geometric and combinatorial structure. This volume provides a systematic exposition of current knowledge about the Mandelbrot set and presents the latest research in complex dynamics. Topics discussed include the universality and the local connectivity of the Mandelbrot set, parabolic bifurcations, critical circle homeomorphisms, absolutely continuous invariant measures and matings of polynomials, along with the geometry, dimension and local connectivity of Julia sets. In addition to presenting new work, this collection documents important results hitherto unpublished or difficult to find in the literature. This book will be of interest to graduate students in mathematics, physics and mathematical biology, as well as researchers in dynamical systems and Kleinian groups.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Indra's Pearls

The Vision of Felix Klein

Author: David Mumford,Caroline Series,David Wright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521352536

Category: Mathematics

Page: 395

View: 6035

Highly illustrated realization of infinitely reflected images related to fractals, chaos and symmetry.