By András I. Stipsicz, Robert E. Gompf
The previous twenty years have introduced explosive development in 4-manifold thought. Many books are at the moment showing that process the subject from viewpoints equivalent to gauge idea or algebraic geometry. This quantity, even though, deals an exposition from a topological perspective. It bridges the space to different disciplines and provides classical yet very important topological strategies 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 summary of present learn. half II is dedicated to an exposition of Kirby calculus, or handlebody conception on 4-manifolds. it's either basic and complete. half III bargains extensive a huge variety of subject matters from present 4-manifold study. themes 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 workouts with strategies within the booklet.
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4-Manifolds and Kirby Calculus (Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Volume 20) by András I. Stipsicz, Robert E. Gompf