Surgery on Compact Manifolds
by C.T.C. Wall, A. A. Ranicki
Publisher: American Mathematical Society 1999
Number of pages: 314
This book represents an attempt to collect and systematize the methods and main applications of the method of surgery, insofar as compact (but not necessarily connected, simply connected or closed) manifolds are involved.
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by Danny Calegari - Oxford University Press
The book gives an exposition of the 'pseudo-Anosov' theory of foliations of 3-manifolds. This theory generalizes Thurston's theory of surface automorphisms, and reveals an intimate connection between dynamics, geometry and topology in 3 dimensions.
by Andrew Ranicki - Cambridge University Press
This is the first treatment of the applications of the lower K- and L-groups to the topology of manifolds such as Euclidean spaces, via Whitehead torsion and the Wall finiteness and surgery obstructions. Only elementary constructions are used.
by Liviu I. Nicolaescu - World Scientific Publishing Company
An introduction to the most frequently used techniques in modern global geometry. Suited to the beginning graduate student, the necessary prerequisite is a good knowledge of several variables calculus, linear algebra and point-set topology.
by Allen Hatcher
These pages are really just an early draft of the initial chapters of a real book on 3-manifolds. The text does contain a few things that aren't readily available elsewhere, like the Jaco-Shalen/Johannson torus decomposition theorem.