Configuration spaces and braid groups

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Configuration spaces and braid groups

In this snapshot we introduce configuration spacesand explain how a mathematician studies their ‘shape’. This will lead us to consider paths of configurations and braid groups, and to explore how algebraic properties of these groups determine features of the spaces.

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Mathematical subjects

Geometry and Topology

Author(s)

Rita Jiménez Rolland, Miguel A. Xicoténcatl
Senior Editor:
Sophia Jahns
Junior Editor:
David Edward Bruschi

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.14760/SNAP-2019-011-EN

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Algebra and Number Theory
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Discrete Mathematics and Foundations
Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

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