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4-Manifolds and Kirby Calculus (Graduate Studies in Mathematics): 20 Hardcover – 1 Aug 1999

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 558 pages
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Society; UK ed. edition (31 August 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821809946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821809945
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.2 x 26.7 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is important and valuable in that both gives a comprehensive and accessible picture of an area which has developed rapidly in the past 20 years and also provides readers with techniques to begin research in the field. The book is pedagogically very strong, with many examples and exercises. The material will not go out of date, and however the field may develop in the future, this will be an important reference for many years to come. --Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society

This book gives an excellent introduction into the theory of -manifolds and can be strongly recommended to beginners in this field ... carefully and clearly written; the authors have evidently paid great attention to the presentation of the material ... contains many really pretty and interesting examples and a great number of exercises; the final chapter is then devoted to solutions of some of these ... this type of presentation makes the subject more attractive and its study easier. --European Mathematical Society Newsletter

A complete record of the folklore related to handle calculus ... All of the mathematical statements are given in absolutely precise language, and the notation and terminology used are well chosen ... a very comprehensive book ... Most low-dimensional topologists will want to have access to this as a reference book ... any student ... will be rewarded with a thorough understanding of this fascinating field. --Bulletin of the AMS

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