This quantity offers the complaints from the convention on low dimensional topology held on the collage of Madeira (Portugal). the development was once attended by means of major scientists within the box from the united states, Asia, and Europe. The ebook has major elements. the 1st is dedicated to the Poincare conjecture, characterizations of $PL$-manifolds, overlaying quadratic varieties of hyperlinks and to different types in low dimensional topology that seem in reference to conformal and quantum box conception. the second one a part of the amount covers topological quantum box conception and polynomial invariants for rational homology 3-spheres, derived from the quantum $SU(2)$-invariants linked to the 1st cohomology classification modulo , knot idea, and braid teams. This assortment displays improvement and growth within the box and provides attention-grabbing and new effects.

Show description

Read or Download Low Dimensional Topology: Proceedings of a Conference on Low Dimensional Topology, January 12-17, 1998, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (Contemporary Mathematics) PDF

Similar Algebraic Geometry books

An Introduction to Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Groups (Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics)

An obtainable textual content introducing algebraic geometries and algebraic teams at complex undergraduate and early graduate point, this publication develops the language of algebraic geometry from scratch and makes use of it to establish the speculation of affine algebraic teams from first ideas. construction at the history fabric from algebraic geometry and algebraic teams, the textual content presents an advent to extra complicated and specialized fabric.

The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)

The speculation of elliptic curves is extraordinary via its lengthy background and by way of the range of the equipment which have been utilized in its examine. This e-book treats the mathematics process in its glossy formula, by utilizing simple algebraic quantity idea and algebraic geometry. Following a quick dialogue of the mandatory algebro-geometric effects, the e-book proceeds with an exposition of the geometry and the formal workforce of elliptic curves, elliptic curves over finite fields, the advanced numbers, neighborhood fields, and international fields.

Foundations of Hyperbolic Manifolds (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)

This seriously class-tested publication is an exposition of the theoretical foundations of hyperbolic manifolds. it's a either a textbook and a reference. A easy wisdom of algebra and topology on the first yr graduate point of an American collage is believed. the 1st half is anxious with hyperbolic geometry and discrete teams.

Extra resources for Low Dimensional Topology: Proceedings of a Conference on Low Dimensional Topology, January 12-17, 1998, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (Contemporary Mathematics)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 39 votes