The Reidemeister Torsion of 3-Manifoldsby Liviu I. Nicolaescu
Pub. Date: 06/01/2003
Publisher: De Gruyter, Walter, Inc.
This is a state-of-the-art introduction to the work of Franz Reidemeister, Meng Taubes, Turaev, and the author on the concept of torsion and its generalizations. Torsion is the oldest topological (but not with respect to homotopy) invariant that in its/head>/title>