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Advances in Two-Dimensional Homotopy and Combinatorial Group Theory

Advances in Two-Dimensional Homotopy and Combinatorial Group Theory

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Wolfgang Metzler, Stephan Rosebrock, Jens Harlander, F. Rudolf Beyl, Cynthia Hog-Angeloni, Holger Kaden, Simon King, Janina Glock, Sergei Matveev
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  • Date Published: November 2017
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316600900

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  • This volume presents the current state of knowledge in all aspects of two-dimensional homotopy theory. Building on the foundations laid a quarter of a century ago in the volume Two-dimensional Homotopy and Combinatorial Group Theory (LMS 197), the editors here bring together much remarkable progress that has been obtained in the intervening years. And while the fundamental open questions, such as the Andrews–Curtis Conjecture and the Whitehead asphericity problem remain to be (fully) solved, this book will provide both students and experts with an overview of the state of the art and work in progress. Ample references are included to the LMS 197 volume, as well as a comprehensive bibliography bringing matters entirely up to date.

    • Provides an overview of the state of research in two-dimensional homotopy theory
    • Builds on the previous volume published in the same series in 1993
    • Includes an updated bibliography
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    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316600900
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Wolfgang Metzler and Stephan Rosebrock
    List of contributors
    1. A survey of recent progress on some problems in 2-dimensional topology Jens Harlander
    Appendix: geometric realization for algebraic 2-complexes with finite fundamental group F. Rudolf Beyl and Jens Harlander
    2. Further results concerning the Andrews–Curtis conjecture and its generalizations Cynthia Hog-Angeloni and Wolfgang Metzler
    3. Aspects of TQFT and computational algebra Holger Kaden and Simon King
    4. Labelled oriented trees and the Whitehead conjecture Stephan Rosebrock and Jens Harlander
    5. 2-complexes and 3-manifolds Janina Glock, Cynthia Hog-Angeloni and Sergei Matveev
    6. The relation gap problem Jens Harlander
    7. On the relation gap problem for free products Cynthia Hog-Angeloni and Wolfgang Metzler
    References
    Index
    Erratum.

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  • Editors

    Wolfgang Metzler, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
    Wolfgang Metzler works in the Institute of Mathematics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany.

    Stephan Rosebrock, Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe, Germany
    Stephan Rosebrock works in the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science at Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe, Germany.

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    Wolfgang Metzler, Stephan Rosebrock, Jens Harlander, F. Rudolf Beyl, Cynthia Hog-Angeloni, Holger Kaden, Simon King, Janina Glock, Sergei Matveev

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