Introduction to 3-Manifolds Winter 2014
Instructor: Danny Calegari
Tu-Th 1:30-2:50 Eckhart 202
Description of course:
This course is an introduction to the topology and geometry of 3-manifolds.
The classes on Tuesday February 11 and Tuesday February 18 are cancelled
The skeleton of the syllabus is the following.
- Loop theorem/Dehn's lemma, Sphere theorem
- Prime decomposition, JSJ decomposition
- Hierarchies, Haken manifolds
- Thurston norm and foliations, sutured hierarchies
Notes from class:
Notes from class will be posted online here
and updated as we go along (notes updated 11/12/2014).
The following references are just suggestions: