Contents
Introduction
ix
List of Participants
xi
The 3-torus is Kervaire
ANDREW J. DUNCAN AND JAMES HOWIE
1
A topological interpretation of the Atiyah-Patodi-Singer invariant
M. FARBER AND J. LEVINE
9
On groups of special NEC type-A Freiheitssatz and related results for a class
of multi-relator groups
BENJAMIN FINE AND GERHARD ROSENBERGER
17
Collapsing and reconstruction of manifolds
DAVID GILLMAN, SERGEI MATVEEV, AND DALE ROLFSEN
35
Metrics on manifolds with convex or concave boundary
JOEL HASS
41
Geometric structures on brancqed covers over universal links
KERRY
N.
JONES
47
Link homotopy
and skein modules of 3-manifolds
U~K~~
W
Bordism of link maps and selfintersections
ULRICH KOSCHORKE
79
The monodromy of the Brieskorn bundle
A. LEIBMAN AND D. MARKUSHEVICH
91
Verlinde formulae for surfaces with spin structure
G. MASBAUM AND
P.
VOGEL
119
Knots that cannot be obtained from a trivial knot by twisting
KATURA MIYAZAKI AND AKIRA YASUHARA
139
The arithmetic of braids and a statement of Chisini
B. MOISHEZON
151
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