What follows is an incomplete list of books/articles to keep on your bedside table for reference.

Obviously, we will be able to recite each one by heart by end-of-semester.

- Joan Birman and Tara Brendle,
*Braids: a survey* - John Milnor,
*Singular points of complex hypersurfaces* - Lee Rudolph,
*Knot theory of complex plane curves*

- Chuck Livingston and Swatee Naik,
*Introduction to knot concordance*(work in progress) - A nice math overflow discussion
- Andrew Casson and Cameron Gordon,
*A loop theorem for duality spaces and fibred ribbon knots* - Francis Bonahon,
*Ribbon fibred knots, cobordism of surface diffeomorphisms, and pseudo-Anosov diffeomorphisms* - Katura Miyazaki,
*Nonsimple, ribbon fibered knots* - Ken Baker,
*A note on the concordance of fibered knots* - Tetsuya Abe and Keiji Tagami,
*Fibred knots with the same 0-surgery and the slice-ribbon conjecture*

- Mikhail Khovanov,
*A categorification of the Jones polynomial* - Dror Bar-Natan,
*On Khovanov's categorification of the Jones polynomial* - Eun Soo Lee,
*An endomorphism of the Khovanov invariant* - Jacob Rasmussen,
*Khovanov homology and the slice genus* - Dror Bar-Natan and Scott Morrison
*The Karoubi envelope and Lee's degeneration of Khovanov homology* - Dror Bar-Natan
*Fast Khovanov homology computations* - Olga Plamenevskaya,
*Transverse knots and Khovanov homology* - John Baldwin and Eli Grigsby,
*Categorified invariants and the braid group* - Eli Grigsby and Tony Licata and Stephan Wehrli,
*Annular Khovanov homology and knotted Schur-Weyl representations*

- Peter Ozsváth and Zoltan Szabó,
*Holomorphic disks and knot invariants* - Jacob Rasmussen,
*Floer homology and knot complements (PhD thesis)* - Ozsváth and Szabó,
*Knot Floer homology and the four-ball genus* - Matt Hedden,
*Notions of positivity and the Ozsvath-Szabo concordance invariant* - Jen Hom,
*A survey on Heegaard Floer homology and concordance* - Peter Ozsváth and Andras Stipsicz and Zoltan Szabó,
*Concordance homomorphisms from knot Floer homology* - Chuck Livingston,
*Notes on the concordance invariant Upsilon*

- Glen Bredon,
*Topology and Geometry* - Robert Gompf and András Stipsicz,
*4-manifolds and Kirby Calculus* - Victor Guillemin and Alan Pollack,
*Differential Topology* - Allen Hatcher,
*Algebraic Topology** - Burak Ozbagci and András Stipsicz,
*Surgery on Contact 3-manifolds and Stein Surfaces**

*These may or may not be available in electronic form! E-mail me for assistance.

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