Invariants of Homology 3-Spheres (Encyclopaedia of by Nikolai Saveliev,R.V. Gamkrelidze,A. Vassiiev

By Nikolai Saveliev,R.V. Gamkrelidze,A. Vassiiev

The ebook offers a scientific exposition of the varied principles and strategies within the quarter, from algebraic topology of manifolds to invariants coming up from quantum box theories. the most themes lined contain: structures and category of homology 3-spheres, Rokhlin invariant, Casson invariant and its extensions, and Floer homology and gauge-theoretical invariants of homology cobordism. some of the themes lined within the ebook look in monograph shape for the 1st time. The e-book offers a slightly vast assessment of rules and strategies and gives a finished bibliography. The textual content might be a precious resource for either the graduate pupil and researcher in arithmetic and theoretical physics.

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