Ma 157b - Introduction to 3-manifolds; Spring 2003

Instructor: Danny Calegari

MWF 12-1 153 Sloan

Grading policy:

One homework problem will be given out each Friday. This homework is due at the start of class the following Friday.

Description of course:

An introduction to the topology of 3-manifolds. This class will concentrate on the multiplicity of important and natural structures on 3-manifolds, and the ways in which these different points of view interact to reveal deep topological insights. One prominent theme will be the interaction of topology with certain kinds of geometric structures, which give the subject at times an algebraic or combinatorial flavour, at times a metric or differential flavour, and at times a dynamical flavour.

Topics to be covered (if time allows):