Date of Degree

2003

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Mathematics

Advisor

Dennis Sullivan

Committee Members

Martin Bendersky

Andrew Casson

Joseph Reitberg

Alphonse Vasquez

Subject Categories

Mathematics

Abstract

In this dissertation we establish a connection between some aspects of the string topology of three dimensional manifolds and their topology and geometry using the theory of the prime decomposition and characteristic surfaces.

Comments

Digital reproduction from the UMI microform.

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Mathematics Commons

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