By Michael H. Freedman
One of the good achievements of latest arithmetic is the hot figuring out of 4 dimensions. Michael Freedman and Frank Quinn were the principals within the geometric and topological improvement of this topic, proving the Poincar and Annulus conjectures respectively. popularity for this paintings contains the award of the Fields Medal of the overseas Congress of Mathematicians to Freedman in 1986. In Topology of 4-Manifolds those authors have collaborated to provide a whole and available account of the present kingdom of information during this box. the elemental fabric has been significantly simplified from the unique guides, and will be obtainable to such a lot graduate scholars. The complex fabric is going way past the literature; approximately one-third of the booklet is new. This paintings is crucial for any topologist whose paintings comprises 4 dimensions. it's a useful reference for geometers and physicists who desire an understanding of the topological aspect of the field.
Originally released in 1990.
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