9783540002031-3540002030-Graphs on Surfaces and Their Applications

Graphs on Surfaces and Their Applications

ISBN-13: 9783540002031
ISBN-10: 3540002030
Edition: 2004
Author: Lando, Sergei K., Zvonkin, Alexander K.
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 403 pages
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ISBN-13: 9783540002031
ISBN-10: 3540002030
Edition: 2004
Author: Lando, Sergei K., Zvonkin, Alexander K.
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 403 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lando, Sergei K., Zvonkin, Alexander K. wrote Graphs on Surfaces and Their Applications comprising 403 pages back in 2003. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 3540002030 and 9783540002031. Since then Graphs on Surfaces and Their Applications textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Graphs drawn on two-dimensional surfaces have always attracted researchers by their beauty and by the variety of difficult questions to which they give rise. The theory of such embedded graphs, which long seemed rather isolated, has witnessed the appearance of entirely unexpected new applications in recent decades, ranging from Galois theory to quantum gravity models, and has become a kind of a focus of a vast field of research. The book provides an accessible introduction to this new domain, including such topics as coverings of Riemann surfaces, the Galois group action on embedded graphs (Grothendieck's theory of "dessins d'enfants"), the matrix integral method, moduli spaces of curves, the topology of meromorphic functions, and combinatorial aspects of Vassiliev's knot invariants and, in an appendix by Don Zagier, the use of finite group representation theory. The presentation is concrete throughout, with numerous figures, examples (including computer calculations) and exercises, and should appeal to both graduate students and researchers.

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