2-Knots and Their Groups
ISBN: 0521378125
EAN13: 9780521378123
Language: English
Pages: 176
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

2-Knots and Their Groups

Book Overview
To attack certain problems in 4-dimensional knot theory the author draws on a variety of techniques, focusing on knots in S T4, whose fundamental groups contain abelian normal subgroups. Their class contains the most geometrically appealing and best understood examples. Moreover, it is possible to apply work in algebraic methods to these problems. Work in four-dimensional topology is applied in later chapters to the problem of classifying 2-knots.