Papers and Preprints

Note: most of the earlier papers included here have one or more figures, none of which are included in the files. I haven't gotten around to converting them from pen-and-ink drawings to something a bit more readable by a web browser, and I might never do so. Later papers (roughly, after the `graph manifolds' paper) contain figures. If you want the figures for one or more of the earlier papers, you can e-mail me at mbritten@math.unl.edu.

If you are just browsing, you can read some short descriptions of the papers first.

I finally realized that I could scan my lectures notes on foliations of 3-manifolds, that I wrote at Texas so long ago, into PDF. So here they are:
Big PDF files (image only), about 2.5 megs each:

Not so big PDF files (OCRed (not very well), hence searchable), about 0.5 megs each:

Essential laminations in Seifert-fibered spaces,
Topology 32 no.1 (1993), 61-85
Download the Dvi file or Postscript file (245K) or PDF file (250K).

Essential laminations in non-Haken 3-manifolds,
Topology Appl. 53 (1993) 317-324
Download the Dvi file or Postscript file (95K) or PDF file (100K). This paper required no pictures.

Essential laminations and deformations of homotopy equivalences: from essential pullback to homeomorphism,
Topology Appl. 60 (1994) 249-265
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Essential laminations and Haken normal form,
Pacific J. Math. 168 (1995) 217-234
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Essential laminations and Haken normal form: regular cell decompositions
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Essential laminations and Haken normal form: laminations with no holonomy,
Communications in Analysis and Geometry 3 (1995) 465-477
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Exceptional Seifert-fibered spaces and Dehn surgery on 2-bridge knots,
Topology 37 (1998) 665-672
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The classification of Dehn surgeries on 2-bridge knots,
with Ying-Qing Wu, Comm. Anal. Geom. 9 (2001) 97-113
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Essential laminations in I-bundles,
Trans. AMS 349 (1997) 1463-1485
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(Also available from the AMS web site.)

Essential laminations and deformations of homotopy equivalences: the structure of pullbacks
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Essential laminations in Seifert-fibered spaces: boundary behavior,
Topology Appl. 95 (1999) 47-62.
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Graph manifolds and taut foliations,
with Ramin Naimi and Rachel Roberts, J. Diff. Geom. 45 (1997) 446-470
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(Also available from the JDG web site.)

When incompressible tori meet essential laminations,
with Rachel Roberts, Pacific J. Math. 190 (1999) 21-40
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Essential laminations, exceptional Seifert-fibered spaces, and Dehn filling,
J. Knot Thy. Ram. 7 (1998) 425-432
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Persistently laminar tangles,
J. Knot Thy. Ram. 8 (1999) 415-428.
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Persistent laminations from Seifert surfaces,
J. Knot Thy. Ram. 10 (2001) 1155-1168.
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Bounding canonical genus bounds volume,
preprint
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Free genus one knots with large volume,
Pacific J. Math.210 (2001) 61-82.
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Free Seifert surfaces and disk decompositions,
Math. Zeit, 240 (2002) 197-210
Download the Postscript file (480K) or PDF file (165K) (with black and white figures - more printable),
or the Postscript file (485K) or PDF file (165K) (with color figures).

Tautly foliated manifolds without R-covered foliations,
in the proceedings of "Foliations - Geometry and Dynamics, Warsaw 2000"
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Knots with unique minimal genus Seifert surface and depth of knots,
J Knot Thy. Ram. 17 (2008) 315--335.
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or the Postscript file (2750K) or PDF file (285K) (with color figures).

Essential laminations and branched surfaces in the exteriors of links,
with C. Hayashi, M. Hirasawa, T. Kobayashi, and K. Shimokawa;
Japanese Journal of Mathematics 31 (2005) 25--96.
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The Heegaard genus of bundles over S1,
with Yo'av Rieck;
Geometry and Topology Monographs 12 (2007) 17--35.
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Families of knots for which Morton's inequality is strict,
with Jacqueline Jensen;
Comm. Anal. Geom. 15 (2007) 971-983.
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Subgroups of free idempotent generated semigroups need not be free,
with Stuart Margolis and John Meakin;
J. of Algebra 321 (2009) 3026--3042.
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Canonical genus and the Whitehead doubles of arborescent knots,
with Jacqueline Jensen;
preprint.
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