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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Geometry and Topology


Rita Jiménez Rolland, Miguel A. Xicoténcatl


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