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Introduction to Combinatorial Torsions

Introduction to Combinatorial Torsions
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Dewey Class 516
Title Introduction to Combinatorial Torsions ([EBook] /) / by Vladimir Turaev.
Author Turaev, Vladimir
Other name(s) SpringerLink (Online service)
Publication Basel : : Birkhäuser Basel : : Imprint: Birkhäuser, , 2001.
Physical Details VIII, 124 p. 13 illus. : online resource.
Series Lectures in Mathematics ETH Zürich, Department of Mathematics Research Institute of Mathematics
ISBN 9783034883214
Contents note I Algebraic Theory of Torsions -- 1 Torsion of chain complexes -- 2 Computation of the torsion -- 3 Generalizations and functoriality of the torsion -- 4 Homological computation of the torsion -- II Topological Theory of Torsions -- 5 Basics of algebraic topology -- 6 The Reidemeister—Franz torsion -- 7 The Whitehead torsion -- 8 Simple homotopy equivalences -- 9 Reidemeister torsions and homotopy equivalences -- 10 The torsion of lens spaces -- 11 Milnor’s torsion and Alexander’s function -- 12 Group rings of finitely generated abelian groups -- 13 The maximal abelian torsion -- 14 Torsions of manifolds -- 15 Links -- 16 The Fox Differential Calculus -- 17 Computing ?(M3) from the Alexander polynomial of links -- III Refined Torsions -- 18 The sign-refined torsion -- 19 The Conway link function -- 20 Euler structures -- 21 Torsion versus Seiberg—Witten invariants -- References.
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Internet Site http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-8321-4
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