Lecture Notes on Generalized Heegaard Splittings by Martin Scharlemann

Lecture Notes on Generalized Heegaard Splittings

byMartin Scharlemann, Jennifer Schultens, Toshio Saito

Kobo ebook | April 25, 2016

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This book is part of the series of three books arise from lectures organized by Hitoshi Murakami at RIMS, Kyoto University in the summer of 2001. The lecture series was aimed at a broad audience that included many graduate students. Its purpose lay in familiarizing the audience with the basics of 3-manifold theory and introducing some topics of current research. The first portion of the lecture series was devoted to standard topics in the theory of 3-manifolds. The middle portion was devoted to a brief study of Heegaard splittings and generalized Heegaard splittings.

In the standard schematic diagram for generalized Heegaard splittings, Heegaard splittings are stacked on top of each other in a linear fashion. This can cause confusion in those cases in which generalized Heegaard splittings possess interesting connectivity properties. Fork complexes were invented in an effort to illuminate some of the more subtle issues arising in the study of generalized Heegaard splittings.


  • Preliminaries
  • Definition and Examples of Heegaard Splittings
  • Properties of Heegaard Splittings
  • Two Theorems on Heegaard Splittings
  • Generalized Heegaard Splittings

Readership: Graduate students and researchers in topology.
Key Features:

  • This is the only book on the topic
  • It is more specialized than related books
  • It delves deeply into one subject
Title:Lecture Notes on Generalized Heegaard SplittingsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 25, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813109130

ISBN - 13:9789813109131

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