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Lens spaces in dimension three: a history

Klaus Volkert


In this article we present the early history of 3-dimensional lens spaces from their first appearance in Tietze’s paper (1908) to the late 1930's including the problem of their classification.


lens space, history of topology

Mathematical Subject Classification 2010

Primary: 01A55, 01A60


Received: 11th November 2012
Accepted: 12th February 2013
Published: 13th May 2013
Editor: Erhard Scholz