Description 
xiii, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
Series 
Mathematical notes ; 48 

Mathematical notes (Princeton University Press) ; 48.

Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Summary 
"This book provides a detailed exposition of William Thurston's work on surface homeomorphisms, available here for the first time in English. Based on material of Thurston presented at a seminar in Orsay from 1976 to 1977, it covers topics such as the space of measured foliations on a surface, the Thurston compactification of Teichmller space, the NielsenThurston classification of surface homeomorphisms, and dynamical properties of pseudoAnosov diffeomorphisms. Thurston never published the complete proofs, so this text is the only resource for many aspects of the theory.Thurston was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal in 1982 as well as many other prizes and honors, and is widely regarded to be one of the major mathematical figures of our time. Today, his important and influential work on surface homeomorphisms is enjoying continued interest in areas ranging from the Poincar conjecture to topological dynamics and lowdimensional topology.Conveying the extraordinary richness of Thurston's mathematical insight, this elegant and faithful translation from the original French will be an invaluable resource for the next generation of researchers and students"Provided by publisher. 
Language 
Translated from the French. 
Subject 
Homeomorphisms.


Surfaces.


Dynamics.

Related Names 
Fathi, Albert.


Laudenbach, François.


Poenaru, Valentin.

ISBN 
9780691147352 (pbk.) 

0691147353 (pbk.) 
OCLC number 
687685551 
