By John Hempel

ISBN-10: 0691081786

ISBN-13: 9780691081786

It kind of feels extraordinary that no-one has reviewed this e-book beforehand, yet unquestionably this is often as a result of the reputation of the ebook and the truth that the vast majority of these trying to find it haven't any want for a evaluate; although, a minority might discover a evaluate of what this ebook is and is not worthy 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 might do higher to get a flavor of the topic in different places first, e.g. in Rolfsen's _Knots and Links_. 2) A study monograph designed to carry the reader in control on present examine on 3-manifolds. This e-book is set 30 years previous and does not even point out the Geometrization Conjecture of Thurston. three) A ebook at the function of knot concept in 3-manifolds. Knots play a tremendous function within the concept, not just theoretically, yet as a wealthy resource of examples to sharpen the instinct and try out conjectures (through Dehn surgical procedures on knots and links). This function isn't mentioned during this book.

What this ebook is: 1) A primer for topologists trying to turn into experts in 3-manifolds. the elemental theorems concerning best decomposition, loop and sphere theorems, Haken hierarchy, and Waldhausen's theorems on Haken manifolds are defined intimately. those could be thought of a number of the highlights even though a lot correct fabric is unavoidably additionally defined. As might be befitting a primer, the JSJ decomposition and attribute submanifold concept isn't really integrated. Jaco's ebook enhances Hempel via protecting this fabric. 2) A reference for these already accustomed to the cloth. The writing type is particularly concise and to the purpose. This makes it easy to seem up a theorem to refresh one's reminiscence on a sticky aspect in an evidence. As an advent 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 solely deciphered. i believe there can be a lot extra photographs; there usually are not very many, to assert the least. but when the reader attracts his/her personal images, this is not an excessive amount of of a problem.

Some ultimate comments: This publication serves its twin position as a primer and reference admirably, however the reader may possibly wander off within the info and lose the woodland for the bushes. regrettably, the single technique to rectify this seems to learn quite a few papers at the topic to get a superb think of a number of the threads that encourage present examine. yet with Hempel's _3-manifolds_ in hand, this job is way more uncomplicated and stress-free.

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