# Three-Dimensional Geometry and Topology eBook ó

- ebook
- 328 pages
- Three-Dimensional Geometry and Topology
- William P. Thurston
- 03 August 2015 William P. Thurston
- 9781400865321

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❰Read❯ ➲ Three-Dimensional Geometry and Topology Author William P. Thurston – Thomashillier.co.uk This book develops some of the extraordinary richness beauty and power of geometry in two and three dimensions and the strong connection of geometry with topology Hyperbolic geometry is the star A str This book develops some of the extraordinary richness beauty and __Three-Dimensional Geometry MOBI :↠ __ power of geometry in two and three dimensions and the strong connection of geometry with topology Hyperbolic geometry is the star A strong effort has been made to convey not just denatured formal reasoning definitions theorems and proofs but a living feeling for the subject There are many figures examples and exercises of varying difficulty.

65One of the best books I've ever readMakes my list of if I could force middle and high school math students to readNon mathematicians it will change what you think mathematics is about and make you think For example flip to chapter 8 orbifolds You will understand his points because his writing is that clear

This book is an uneualled treasure of 3 dimensional topology It contains both physical model challenges to engage the abstraction of topology with the physical world and extremely insightful abstract discussions and exercises for the reader This is not something that you can read from beginning to ending; rather you can pick it up and read any chapter and come away brimming with ideas and investigations Excellent text written by an accomplished expert in the field a well deserved Field's Medal and another AMS award for this book alone This means you will be getting the raw new theorems and constructions they comprise a large enough region of modern math to be known as Thurston type geometry communicated directly from the original creator who sweated over and divined them for the first timeWhile reading this text you get the feeling that you are in the presence of someone who is not only completely immersed in his topic and its context in the larger picture but that he enjoys illuminating all of it for youFor undergraduates be sure you are well versed in basic topology before engaging this text for the best learning experience

This is perhaps one of the most amazing books on my bookshelf The topics are uite advanced and the explanations are fast moving I generally read a few pages of this book and then I realize I need to fill in some gaps in my understanding So I read several others texts and then return to this book with a greater understanding and start again I've reread the first chapter many timesIt is clear that the author was a genius who spent considerable effort trying to write the most lucid text possible explaining extremely abstract and difficult concepts To some extent it is a survey text; it covers a wide field thus he moves uickly and writes succinctly Thurston did so much ground breaking work in this field that you could say he created it himself The fact that he labored to communicate clearly is a gift to us The flashes of genius that are revealed are the reward for the effort reuired

Thurston is a genius and a good writer Highly recommended though I never made it past the first couple chapters I hope to pick it up again someday