Braids and Coverings: Selected Topics (London Mathematical by Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen

By Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen

This ebook is predicated on a graduate direction taught by means of the writer on the collage of Maryland, united states. The lecture notes were revised and augmented by means of examples. The paintings falls into strands. the 1st chapters increase the effortless conception of Artin Braid teams either geometrically and through homotopy concept, and speak about the hyperlink among knot idea and the combinatorics of braid teams via Markov's Theorem. the ultimate chapters provide an in depth research of polynomial protecting maps, that could be considered as a homomorphism of the elemental team of the bottom house into the Artin braid staff on n strings. This ebook might be of curiosity to either topologists and algebraists operating in braid theory.

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