A Primer on Mapping Class Groups
by Benson Farb, Dan Margalit
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2011
Number of pages: 509
Our goal in this book is to explain as many important theorems, examples, and techniques as possible, as quickly and directly as possible, while at the same time giving (nearly) full details and keeping the text (nearly) selfcontained. This book contains some simplifications of known approaches and proofs, the exposition of some results that are not readily available, and some new material as well.
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by R. Fenn, D.P. Ilyutko, L.H. Kauffman, V.O. Manturov - arXiv
The purpose of this paper is to give an introduction to virtual knot theory and to record a collection of research problems that the authors have found fascinating. The paper introduces the theory and discusses some problems in that context.
by John R. Stallings - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
These notes contain: The elementary theory of finite polyhedra in real vector spaces; A theory of 'general position' (approximation of maps), based on 'non-degeneracy'. A theory of 'regular neighbourhoods' in arbitrary polyhedra; etc.
by Ben Webster - arXiv
We construct knot invariants categorifying the quantum knot variants for all representations of quantum groups. We show that these invariants coincide with previous invariants defined by Khovanov for sl_2 and sl_3 and by Mazorchuk-Stroppel...
by Andrew Ranicki - Springer
This book is an introduction to high-dimensional knot theory. It uses surgery theory to provide a systematic exposition, and it serves as an introduction to algebraic surgery theory, using high-dimensional knots as the geometric motivation.