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Geometry of low-dimensional manifolds : proceedings of the Durham Symposium, July 1989 / 2 Symplectic manifolds and Jones-Witten theory.

Author: Simon K Donaldson; London Mathematical Society.
Publisher: Cambridge u.a. : Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1990.
Series: London Mathematical Society:, London Mathematical Society lecture note series ;, 151.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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The second of two volumes based on lecture courses and seminars given at the LMS Durham Symposium on the geometry of low-dimensional manifolds. This area has been one of intense research recently,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon K Donaldson; London Mathematical Society.
ISBN: 0521400015 9780521400015
OCLC Number: 165586269
Description: XIII, 242 S.
Contents: Names of Participants; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Part I. Symplectic Geometry: 1. Introduction; 2. Rational and ruled symplectic 4-manifolds Dusa McDuff; 3. Symplectic capacities H. Hofer; 4. The nonlinear Maslov index A. B. Givental; 5. Filling by holomorphic discs and its applications Yakov Eliashberg; Part II. Jones/Witten Theory: 6. Introduction; 7. New results in Chern-Simons theory Edward Witten, notes by Lisa Jeffrey; 8. Geometric quantization of spaces of connections N. J. Hitchin; 9. Evaluations of the 3-manifold invariants of Witten and Reshetikhin-Turaev for sl(2, C) Robion Kirby and Paul Melvin; 10. Representations of braid groups M. F. Atiyah, notes by S. K. Donaldson; Part III. Three-Dimensional Manifolds: 11. Introduction; 12. An introduction to polyhedral metrics of non-positive curvature on 3-manifolds I. R. Aitchison and J. H. Rubinstein; 13. Finite groups of hyperbolic isometries C. B. Thomas; 14. Pin structures on low-dimensional manifolds R. C. Kirby and L. R. Taylor.
Series Title: London Mathematical Society:, London Mathematical Society lecture note series ;, 151.
Responsibility: ed. by S.K. Donaldson ...

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