The Triangulation of Manifolds: Topology, Gauge Theory, and History

  • Frank QuinnEmail author
Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 319)


A mostly expository account of old questions about the relationship between polyhedra and topological manifolds. Topics are old topological results, new gauge theory results (with speculations about next directions), and history of the questions.

MR classifications

57Q15 01A60 57R58 



This work was partially supported by the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, in Bonn.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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