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Thurston, William P. 1946-2012

Overview
Works: 59 works in 161 publications in 3 languages and 1,769 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Computer animation films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QA331, 515
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William P Thurston
Confoliations by Y Eliashberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travaux de Thurston sur les surfaces : Séminaire Orsay by Séminaire d'Orsay( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outside in by Margaret Williams( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the problem of turning a sphere inside out without creating sharp bends or creases, illustrating an application of turning points
Confoliations by Yakov M Eliashberg( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the first steps of a theory of confoliations designed to link geometry and topology of three-dimensional contact structures with the geometry and topology of codimension-one foliations on three-dimensional manifolds. Developing almost independently, these theories at first glance belonged to two different worlds: The theory of foliations is part of topology and dynamical systems, while contact geometry is the odd-dimensional ""brother"" of symplectic geometry. However, both theories have developed a number of striking similarities. Confoliations--which interpolate between co
The geometry and topology of three-manifolds by William P Thurston( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making waves : a guide to the ideas behind Outside in by Silvio Levy( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the problem of turning a sphere inside out without creating sharp bends or creases, illustrating an application of turning points
Genera of the arborescent links. : a norm for the homology of 3-manifolds / William P. Thurston by David Gabai( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characteristic forms by Shiing-Shen Chern( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the notion of Stiefel-Whitney classes, Chern moves on to the case of a complex vector bundle and the definition of a characteristic form. These concepts lead to the definition of the celebrated Chern-Simons forms and a certain global conformal invariant that has proven to be extremely useful in physics
The Bieberbach conjecture : proceedings of the Symposium on the Occasion of the Proof by Albert Baernstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foliations of three-manifolds which are circle bundles by William P Thurston( )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short encodings of evolving structures by D. D. K Sleator( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We show for example that [omega](n log n) applications of the associative and commutative laws are required in the worst case to transform an n-variable expression over a binary associative, commutative operation into some other equivalent expression. Similarly, we show that [omega](n log n) 'diagonal flips' are required in the worst case to transform one n-vertex numbered triangulated planar graph into some other one. Both of these lower bounds have matching upper bounds. An O(n log n) upper bound for associative, commutative operations was known previously, whereas we obtain here an O(n log n) upper bound for diagonal flips."
Genera of the arborescent links by David Gabai( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best writing on mathematics 2010( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of the year's finest writing on mathematics from around the world, featuring promising new voices as well as some of the foremost names in mathematics
Fundamentals of hyperbolic geometry : selected expositions( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents reissued articles from two classic sources on hyperbolic manifolds. Part I is an exposition of Chapters 8 and 9 of Thurston's pioneering Princeton Notes; there is a new introduction describing recent advances, with an up-to-date bibliography, giving a contemporary context in which the work can be set. Part II expounds the theory of convex hull boundaries and their bending laminations. A new appendix describes recent work. Part III is Thurston's famous paper that presents the notion of earthquakes in hyperbolic geometry and proves the earthquake theorem. The final part introduces the theory of measures on the limit set, drawing attention to related ergodic theory and the exponent of convergence. The book will be welcomed by graduate students and professional mathematicians who want a rigorous introduction to some basic tools essential for the modern theory of hyperbolic manifolds
Rotation distance, triangulations, and hyperbolic geometry by Daniel D Sleator( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geometry and topology of 3-manifolds by William P Thurston( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyperbolic structures on 3-manifolds by William P Thurston( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced lattice vibrations by Percy Deift( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a paper on lattice vibrations as an educational demonstration model, the authors of the paper plus a panel of experts demonstrate how computer and video technology can be used to speed up and enhance the transfer of information between themselves and other experts
Three-dimensional geometry & topology by William P Thurston( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A norm for the homology of 3-manifolds by William P Thurston( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Tërston, Uilʹâm.

Thurston, Bill

Thurston, Bill, 1946-2012

Thurston, W. P

Thurston, W. P. 1946-2012

Thurston, W. P. (William P.), 1946-2012

Thurston, William P., 1946-

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Вільям Терстон

Тёрстон, Уильям Пол

ויליאם ת'רסטן

ولیم تھرسٹن

ويليام ثورستون

ویلیام ثرستن ریاضی‌دان آمریکایی

উইলিয়াম থার্স্টন

ဝီလျံ သာ့စတန်

윌리엄 서스턴

ウィリアム・サーストン

サーストン, W. P.

威廉·瑟斯顿

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