**CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics**

Volume: 43;
1980;
251 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 57;

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-1693-6

Product Code: CBMS/43

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**Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-2403-9
Product Code: CBMS/43.E**

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# Lectures on Three-Manifold Topology

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*William Jaco*

A co-publication of the AMS and CBMS

This manuscript is a detailed presentation of the ten lectures given by the author at the NSF Regional Conference on Three-Manifold Topology, held October 1977, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The purpose of the conference was to present the current state of affairs in three-manifold topology and to integrate the classical results with the many recent advances and new directions.

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## Lectures on Three-Manifold Topology

- Cover Cover11 free
- Title i2 free
- Copyright ii3 free
- Contents iii4 free
- Preface v6 free
- Introduction vii8 free
- Chapter I. Loop theorem-sphere theorem: The Tower Construction 114 free
- Chapter II. Connected sums 1831
- Chapter III. 2-manifolds embedded in 3-manifolds 3043
- Chapter IV. Hierarchies 5164
- Chapter V. Three-manifold groups 6578
- Chapter VI. Seifert fibered manifolds 8396
- Chapter VII. Peripheral structure 109122
- Chapter VIII. Essential homotopies (The annulus-torus theorems) 130143
- Chapter IX. Characteristic Seifert pairs 159172
- Chapter X. Deforming homotopy equivalences 195208
- Bibliography 244257
- Index 250263
- Back Cover Back Cover1265

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Interesting and useful to both the expert and the nonexpert in the field … An important contribution to the theory.

-- Mathematical Reviews