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Excursion in Diagrammatic Algebra, An: Turning a Sphere from Red to Blue

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Title: Excursion in Diagrammatic Algebra, An: Turning a Sphere from Red to Blue
Author: Carter, J Scott
ISBN: 9789814374491
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Published: 2011
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Near Fine
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Publisher Description:
The aim of this book is to give as detailed a description as is possible of one of the most beautiful and complicated examples in low-dimensional topology. This example is a gateway to a new idea of higher dimensional algebra in which diagrams replace algebraic expressions and relationships between diagrams represent algebraic relations. The reader may examine the changes in the illustrations in a leisurely fashion; or with scrutiny, the reader will become familiar and develop a facility for these diagrammatic computations.The text describes the essential topological ideas through metaphors that are experienced in everyday life: shadows, the human form, the intersections between walls, and the creases in a shirt or a pair of trousers. Mathematically informed reader will benefit from the informal introduction of ideas. This volume will also appeal to scientifically literate individuals who appreciate mathematical beauty.