Browse Dissertations and Theses - Mathematics by Contributor "Haken, Wolfgang"

  • Brown, Scott Allen (1995)
    A ribbon knot is one which bounds a certain type of singular disk in the 3-sphere. In this work we investigate an enumeration procedure for such disks and study a natural topological grouping of related ribbons which differ ...

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  • Callahan, Patrick James (1994)
    This thesis uses techniques from spectral geometry and builds from the work of Schoen, Culler and Shalen, Meyerhoff, and others to obtain various estimates and inequalities involving geometric data of hyperbolic 3-manifolds. ...

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