Geometry and Topology: Manifolds: Varieties, and Knots

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CRC Press, Oct 22, 1986 - Mathematics - 368 pages
This book discusses topics ranging from traditional areas of topology, such as knot theory and the topology of manifolds, to areas such as differential and algebraic geometry. It also discusses other topics such as three-manifolds, group actions, and algebraic varieties.
 

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Contents

Selman Akbulut and Henry King
13
Douglas R Anderson and Hans Jørgen Munkholm
27
On certain branched cyclic covers of
43
Gauge theory and smooth structures on 4manifolds
89
The lower central series of generalized pure braid groups
103
Deformations of flat bundles over Kähler manifolds
129
Imbeddings of knot groups in knot groups
147
Deformations of totally geodesic foliations
167
Lattice gauge fields and ChernWeil theory
211
Intrinsic skeleta and intersection homology of weakly
233
Isolated critical points of maps from R to R and a natural
251
Covering theorems for open surfaces
265
The role of knot theory in DNA research
297
Continuous versus discrete symmetry
319
Index
347
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