This publication is an creation to combinatorial torsions of mobile areas and manifolds with detailed emphasis on torsions of third-dimensional manifolds. the 1st chapters conceal algebraic foundations of the idea of torsions and diverse topological structures of torsions because of okay. Reidemeister, J.H.C. Whitehead, J. Milnor and the writer. We additionally talk about connections among the torsions and the Alexander polynomials of hyperlinks and 3-manifolds. The 3rd (and final) bankruptcy of the booklet offers with so-called sophisticated torsions and the similar extra constructions on manifolds, particularly homological orientations and Euler buildings. As an program, we supply a development of the multivariable Conway polynomial of hyperlinks in homology 3-spheres. on the finish of the booklet, we in brief describe the new result of G. Meng, C.H. Taubes and the writer at the connections among the sophisticated torsions and the Seiberg-Witten invariant of 3-manifolds. The exposition is aimed toward scholars, specialist mathematicians and physicists attracted to combinatorial points of topology and/or in low dimensional topology. the required heritage for the reader contains the user-friendly fundamentals of topology and homological algebra.

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