By John Hempel
It sort of feels ordinary that no-one has reviewed this booklet in the past, yet certainly this is often as a result of the popularity of the booklet and the truth that nearly all of these trying to find it don't have any want for a assessment; although, a minority may well discover a evaluation of what this e-book is and is not beneficial of their selection to shop for or not.
What this ebook is not: 1) An creation to topology, or maybe to low-dimensional topology. a person who has heard of 3-manifolds and gotten excited could do greater to get a style of the topic in different places first, e.g. in Rolfsen's _Knots and Links_. 2) A learn monograph designed to carry the reader on top of things on present study on 3-manifolds. This ebook is ready 30 years previous and does not even point out the Geometrization Conjecture of Thurston. three) A ebook at the position of knot concept in 3-manifolds. Knots play an enormous function within the conception, not just theoretically, yet as a wealthy resource of examples to sharpen the instinct and try conjectures (through Dehn surgical procedures on knots and links). This function isn't really mentioned during this book.
What this ebook is: 1) A primer for topologists trying to develop into experts in 3-manifolds. the elemental theorems relating to best decomposition, loop and sphere theorems, Haken hierarchy, and Waldhausen's theorems on Haken manifolds are defined intimately. those might be thought of a number of the highlights even if a lot suitable fabric is unavoidably additionally defined. As might be befitting a primer, the JSJ decomposition and attribute submanifold conception isn't incorporated. Jaco's ebook enhances Hempel via overlaying this fabric. 2) A reference for these already acquainted with the cloth. The writing sort is especially concise and to the purpose. This makes it easy to seem up a theorem to refresh one's reminiscence on a sticky element in an explanation. As an creation to the fabric, a few passages will be terse, yet necessarily after a few attempt, they are often "decoded" thoroughly, in contrast to a few texts that could be extra verbose yet can by no means be fullyyt deciphered. i believe there can be a lot extra photographs; there should not very many, to assert the least. but when the reader attracts his/her personal photographs, this just isn't an excessive amount of of a problem.
Some ultimate feedback: This e-book serves its twin position as a primer and reference admirably, however the reader may possibly wander away within the information and lose the wooded area for the timber. regrettably, the one method to rectify this seems to learn numerous papers at the topic to get an excellent consider of many of the threads that encourage present learn. yet with Hempel's _3-manifolds_ in hand, this activity is way more straightforward and stress-free.
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3-Manifolds by John Hempel