By Andras I. Stipsicz Robert E. Gompf

ISBN-10: 0821809946

ISBN-13: 9780821809945

The earlier twenty years have introduced explosive progress in 4-manifold concept. Many books are at the moment showing that procedure the subject from viewpoints reminiscent of gauge concept or algebraic geometry. This quantity, even if, bargains an exposition from a topological standpoint. It bridges the space to different disciplines and offers classical yet very important topological strategies that experience now not formerly seemed within the literature. half I of the textual content provides the fundamentals of the speculation on the second-year graduate point and gives an summary of present study. half II is dedicated to an exposition of Kirby calculus, or handlebody thought on 4-manifolds. it's either undemanding and finished. half III bargains extensive a large diversity of themes from present 4-manifold learn. themes comprise branched coverings and the geography of complicated surfaces, elliptic and Lefschetz fibrations, $h$-cobordisms, symplectic 4-manifolds, and Stein surfaces. functions are featured, and there are over three hundred illustrations and diverse routines with ideas within the publication.

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In other words, (a × b) × c = a × (b × c). Example: 19 + (7 + 16) + 34 19 + 7 + (16 + 34) 19 + 7 + 50 26 + 50 76 Change grouping to add 16 and 34 ﬁrst, since 6 + 4 = 10. Evaluate parentheses. Finish, working left to right. 44 J U ST I N TI M E MATH Example with multiplication: 15 × (8 × 20) × 5 Change grouping to multiply 20 and 5 ﬁrst, since 20 × 5 = 100. 15 × 8 × (20 × 5) Evaluate parentheses ﬁrst. 15 × 8 × 100 Finish, working left to right. 12,000 Another useful property is the distributive property.

So –4 × –5 = 20. E RULE BOOK This leads to the rules for multiplying or dividing signed numbers: positive × positive = positive positive ÷ positive = positive negative × negative = positive negative ÷ negative = positive positive × negative = negative positive ÷ negative = negative negative × positive = negative negative ÷ positive = negative When you multiply more than two signed numbers together, it is helpful to think of multiplying signed numbers by counting the amount of negative terms in the problem.

7 d. 7 e. 10 36 P R O P E RTI E S O F N U M B E R S 2. 32 – 40 ÷ 4 = a. –2 b. –18 c. 22 d. 12 e. 42 4 + 52 ᎏ 3. 7 + ᎏ 4+3 = a. 15 b. 14 c. 24ᎏ13ᎏ d. 44 e. ᎏ673ᎏ 4. Which choice shows the prime factorization of 60? a. 3 × 4 × 5 b. 6 × 10 c. 6 × (8 + 2) d. 1 × 60 e. 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 5. Find the greatest common factor of 20 and 30. a. 60 b. 20 c. 5 d. 600 e. 10 6. Find the least common multiple of 40 and 50. a. 10 b. 5 c. 100 d. 200 e. 2,000 7. Which choice shows an example of the distributive property?

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