by Danny Calegari
Publisher: Mathematical Society of Japan 2009
Number of pages: 218
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the theory of stable commutator length, an important subfield of quantitative topology, with substantial connections to 2-manifolds, dynamics, geometric group theory, bounded cohomology, symplectic topology, and many other subjects.
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