Several students (Winstel, Pressland, Kitson, and Scott) have
prepared notes, with many lovely figures,
for the course. Our two main references were:
Three-dimensional manifolds (Chapters 1-2, 3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-12, Exercises 1 and 2), by Marc Lackenby and
on basic 3-manifold topology, by Allen Hatcher.
Other useful references include:
3-manifolds, by John Hempel.
Knots and links, by Dale Rolfsen.
The theory of normal surfaces, by Cameron Gordon, typeset by Richard Kent.
The geometries of 3-manifolds, by Peter Scott.
Three-dimensional geometry and topology, by William Thurston.
Topology of 3-dimensional fibered spaces, by Herbert Seifert.
Assessed work will be 18% of your mark. 2% (at most) may be earned
every week (starting the second week) you turn in a single worked
exercise. Note that 85 + 18 = 103.
Homework solutions must be turned into Sara Maloni at the beginning
of the support class. No late work will be accepted. Please include
your name, the date, and the problem you are solving at the top of the
page. Solutions typeset using LaTeX are preferred. Please limit your
solution to one piece of paper -- if you find you need more space,
write out a complete solution and then rewrite with conciseness in