Algorithmic and Computer Methods for Three-Manifolds by A.T. Fomenko, S.V. Matveev

By A.T. Fomenko, S.V. Matveev

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As shown in Fig. 30. Figure 30 If when decomposing the manifold M into handles we successively contract each handle D1 x D A-1 of index A. to its core disc D1 x {O}, we obtain a cell complex K which is homotopy equivalent to the manifold M and coincides with it if the manifold is closed. Chapter 1. Preliminary Information 29 Each .? -dimensional cell of the complex K corresponds to a handle of index .? Therefore, the presentation of the fundamental group of a manifold can be calculated proceeding from a decomposition of this manifold into handles.

It follows that k = 0, and that the map is homotopic to a map into a point * EA. Thus we can make I send the circle C into the point *. The further arguments are completely analogous to the proof a). The map I is decomposed into a composition of maps qJ: S2 ~ X, If/: X ~ F. Since If/(S2) () A = 0, the restriction of the map If/ to the sphere S2 c X extends to the solid ball. Hence, using a homotopy of the map I, we can remove the circle C and successively all the other circles in rl(A). Ilc: C ~ A Remark.

Gives successively all the elements of the set M (with possible duplicates). The language of polyhedra and piecewise linear manifolds is well adapted to the formulation and solution of algorithmic problems in the topology of manifolds: since any compact simplicial complex is defmed in a finite way: it suffices to point out the set of its vertices and enumerate the sets of vettices spanned by the simplexes. The simplest example of a simplicial complex-a one-dimensional complex (or a graph~an be completely defined by its incidence matrix.

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