Geometry of Surfaces
by Nigel Hitchin
This is a course on surfaces. However we are also going to try and consider surfaces intrinsically, or abstractly, and not necessarily embedded in three-dimensional Euclidean space.
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by Liviu I. Nicolaescu - World Scientific Publishing Company
An introduction to the most frequently used techniques in modern global geometry. Suited to the beginning graduate student, the necessary prerequisite is a good knowledge of several variables calculus, linear algebra and point-set topology.
by Louis H. Kauffman - arXiv
This paper is a survey of knot theory and invariants of knots and links from the point of view of categories of diagrams. The topics range from foundations of knot theory to virtual knot theory and topological quantum field theory.
by William P Thurston - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
The text describes the connection between geometry and lowdimensional topology, it is useful to graduate students and mathematicians working in related fields, particularly 3-manifolds and Kleinian groups. Much of the material or technique is new.
by Dennis Sullivan - Springer
In 1970, Sullivan circulated this set of notes introducing localization and completion of topological spaces to homotopy theory, and other important concepts. The notes remain worth reading for the fresh picture they provide for geometric topology.