Torsions of 3-dimensional Manifolds (Progress in Mathematics) by V. G. Turaev
English | January 31, 2003 | ISBN: 3764369116 | Pages: 196 | DJVU | 6,9 MB
The present monograph covers in great detail the work of the author spanning almost three decades. Establishing an explicit formula given a 3-manifold is a truly remarkable feat... This monograph contains a wealth of information many topologists will find very handy.
Many of the new points of view pioneered by Turaev are gradually becoming mainstream and are spreading beyond the pure topology world. This monograph is a timely and very useful addition to the scientific literature.