In 1961, the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation supported a "Topology of 3-Manifolds Institute" at the University of Georgia. This volume presents summaries and full-length reports of the institute's five seminars, which covered decompositions and subsets of E
-manifolds; knot theory; the Poincaré conjecture; and periodic maps and isotopies.
The book concludes with a section on applications. An advanced graduate-level treatment, it requires a basic background in algebraic topology.
Reprint of the Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1962 edition.