Bolyai Society Mathematical Studies

Surgery on Contact 3-Manifolds and Stein Surfaces

Authors: Ozbagci, Burak, Stipsicz, András

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About this book

Surgery is the most effective way of constructing manifolds. This is
especially true in dimensions 3 and 4, where Kirby calculus provides a
method for manipulating surgery diagrams. The groundbreaking results
of Donaldson (on Lefschetz fibrations) and Giroux (on open book
decompositions) now allow one to incorporate analytic
structures into these diagrams: symplectic or Stein structures
in the 4-dimensional case, contact structures in the 3-dimensional
situation. This volume gives an introduction to the
surgery techniques adapted to these additional structures.
The necessary topological background on Lefschetz fibrations and open
book decompositions is developed in the book. Also included are
rapid introductions to the basics and applications of
Seiberg--Witten and Heegaard Floer theories.

 

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"This book introduces the reader to modern trends in low-dimensional contact and symplectic geometry. … They also touch on and hint at many other interesting topics. This book is a highly recommended introduction to this exciting circle of ideas." (John B. Etnyre, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2005 k)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surgery on Contact 3-Manifolds and Stein Surfaces
Authors
Series Title
Bolyai Society Mathematical Studies
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-10167-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-10167-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-22944-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06184-4
Series ISSN
1217-4696
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
II, 282
Additional Information
Jointly published with Janos Bolyai Mathematical Society
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