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Prasolov, V. V. (Viktor Vasil'evich)
[Elementy kombinatornoi i differentsial'noi topologii. English]
Elements of combinatorial and differential topology / V. V. Prasolov ; [translated from the
Russian by Olga Sipacheva].
p. cm. (Graduate studies in mathematics, ISSN 106^5-7339 ; v. 74)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-8218-3809-1 (acid-free paper)
1. Combinatorial topology. 2. Differential topology. 3. Low-dimensional topology. 4. Topo-
logical manifolds. I. Title. II. Series.
QA612.P73 2006
514'.22—dc22 2006042681
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