By Jose Montesinos
This strange, richly illustrated publication explores a dating among classical tessellations and 3-manifolds. the gap of positions of an euclidean, round or hyperbolic tessellation is a Seifert 3-manifold owning considered one of 3 of Thurston's geometries. those manifolds are defined intimately with an emphasis on their geometry. Classical tessellations for the round context are illustrated by way of color photos of minerals. yet another set of color plates depicts, for the 1st time, all 17 airplane crystallographic teams in mosaics from the Alhambra of Granada (up until now it used to be idea merely thirteen might be discovered there). In his unique and wonderful sort and with quite a few routines and difficulties, the writer introduces the reader to Seifert manifolds, classical tessellations, quaternions and rotations, orbifolds, 3-manifolds branched coverings and so forth. Graduate scholars will locate in it a resource of geometrical perception to low-dimensional topology. Researchers will locate a lot that they already understand clothed in a brand new apparel - the framework of orbifolds - and may be ready to use the textual content as a resource of geometrical rules for a low-dimensional topology seminar, for person examine tasks for his or her scholars, or because the foundation for a interpreting path. The account of round orbifolds will attract researchers within the foundations of crystallography.
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