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Selman Akbulut


This book present the topology of smooth 4-manifolds in an intuitive self-contained way. The handlebody theory, and the seiberg-witten theory of 4-manifolds are presented. Also stein and symplectic structures on 4-manifolds are discussed, and many recent applications are given.

Keywords: Handlebody, 4-manifolds, symplectic, stein, contact PALF, cork, Plug, Knot Seiberg-witten

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198784869
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784869.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Selman Akbulut, author
Professor, Michigan State University