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Poincare conjecture

  1. Mar 2, 2010 #1

    i would like to be able to understand and appreciate the proof of the poincare conjecture. i have some idea of where to begin, and my supervisor is going to help me out (i'm starting a master's in pure math and my supervisor does geometric analysis), but i was wondering if anyone here had any suggestsions on going about this monolithic task?
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  3. Mar 2, 2010 #2
    I don't wish to insult your intelligence but you could do worse than start with this populist book

    The Poincare Conjecture
    Donal O'Shea

    It really is a jolly good read. Since it traces the history of the conjecture and the maths around it and has a reasonable bibliography it contains a compilation which forms an excellent starting point.
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