Topology of 4-Manifolds by Freedman, Michael H. and Frank Quinn

Topology of 4-Manifolds

Edition: First printing

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990. Brown cloth. pp 259. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has a corner crease to front flap, else fine. One of the great achievements of contemporary mathematics is the new understanding of four dimensions. Michael Freedman and Frank Quinn have been the principals in the geometric and topological development of this subject, proving the Poincar and Annulus conjectures respectively. Recognition for this work includes the award of the Fields Medal of the International Congress of Mathematicians to Freedman in 1986. In Topology of 4-Manifolds these authors have collaborated to give a complete and accessible account of the current state of knowledge in this field. The basic material has been considerably simplified from the original publications, and should be accessible to most graduate students. The advanced material goes well beyond the literature; nearly one-third of the book is new. This work is indispensable for any topologist whose work includes four dimensions. It is a valuable reference for geometers and physicists who need an awareness of the topological side of the field. Princeton Mathematical Series 39.; Octavo 0691085773

Book ID: 47423
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