Combinatorial methods in topology and algebraic geometry / John R. Harper and Richard Mandelbaum, editors.

  • Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [1985]
  • ©1985
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  • Contemporary mathematics (American Mathematical Society). 44 [More in this series]
  • Contemporary mathematics, 0271-4132 ; 44 0271-4132
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Contemporary mathematics (American Mathematical Society : Online)
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  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plenary lectures
  • List of participants
  • Topology and Combinatorial Group Theory
  • Collapses of K X I and Group Presentations
  • On the Andrews-Curtis-Conjecture and related problems
  • Integral representations of Aut Fn and presentation classes of groups
  • A note on commutators and squares in free products
  • Rigidity of almost crystallographic groups
  • Finite graphs and free groups
  • A topological proof of a theorem of Brunner and Burns about M. Hall groups
  • Knot Theory
  • The Murasugi sum is a natural geometric operation II
  • The Arf Invariant of classical knots
  • The unknotting number of a classical knot
  • A general position theorem for surfaces in Euclidean 4-space
  • 3-Manifolds
  • On the equivariant Dehn lemma
  • Virtually Haken manifolds
  • Lectures on 3-fold simple coverings and 3-manifolds
  • The Witt classes of Seifert manifolds
  • Outermost forks and a theorem of Jaco
  • Surfaces in 3-manifolds
  • Homotopy Theory And Infinite Dimensional Topology
  • Taming Hopf invariants
  • Artin's braid groups and classical homotopy theory
  • More compacta of infinite cohomological dimension
  • Endomorphisms in the homotopy category
  • Four Manifolds and Algebraic Surfaces
  • On fake [S3 x S' #S2 x S2]
  • Manifolds having non-ample Norman bundles in quadrices
  • Lefschetz fibrations of Riemann surfaces and decompositions of complex elliptic surfaces
  • Algebraic surfaces and the arithmetic of braids, II
  • A note on moves and on irregular coverings of S4.
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