Link Theory in Manifolds

  • Authors
  • Uwe¬†Kaiser

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1669)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Uwe Kaiser
    Pages 1-20
  3. Uwe Kaiser
    Pages 37-68
  4. Uwe Kaiser
    Pages 117-131
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 132-167

About this book


Any topological theory of knots and links should be based on simple ideas of intersection and linking. In this book, a general theory of link bordism in manifolds and universal constructions of linking numbers in oriented 3-manifolds are developed. In this way, classical concepts of link theory in the 3-spheres are generalized to a certain class of oriented 3-manifolds (submanifolds of rational homology 3-spheres). The techniques needed are described in the book but basic knowledge in topology and algebra is assumed. The book should be of interst to those working in topology, in particular knot theory and low-dimensional topology.


Knot theory Linking number homology manifold topology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63435-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69546-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8434
  • Series Online ISSN 1617-9692
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