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By J Scott Carter

the purpose of this e-book is to offer as exact an outline as is feasible of 1 of the main appealing and intricate examples in low-dimensional topology. this instance is a gateway to a brand new inspiration of upper dimensional algebra during which diagrams exchange algebraic expressions and relationships among diagrams symbolize algebraic relatives. The reader may well learn the adjustments within the illustrations in a leisurely style; or with scrutiny, the reader becomes standard and improve a facility for those diagrammatic computations.

The textual content describes the fundamental topological rules via metaphors which are skilled in daily life: shadows, the human shape, the intersections among partitions, and the creases in a blouse or a couple of trousers. Mathematically knowledgeable reader will enjoy the casual advent of rules. This quantity also will entice scientifically literate people who take pleasure in mathematical beauty.


  • A Sphere
  • Surfaces, Folds, and Cusps
  • The within and Outside
  • Dimensions
  • Immersed Surfaces
  • Movies
  • Movie Moves
  • Taxonomic Summary
  • How to not flip the sector Inside-Out
  • A actual Metaphor
  • Sarah's Thesis
  • The Eversion
  • The Double element and Fold Surfaces

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