# Quandles and Monodromy

@article{Yetter2002QuandlesAM, title={Quandles and Monodromy}, author={David N. Yetter}, journal={Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications}, year={2002}, volume={12}, pages={523-541} }

We show that a variety of monodromy phenomena arising in geometric topology and algebraic geometry are most conveniently described in terms of homomorphisms from a(n augmented) knot quandle associated with the base to a suitable (augmented) quandle associated with the fiber. We consider the cases of the monodromy of a branched covering, braid monodromy and the monodromy of a Lefschetz fibration. The present paper is an expanded and corrected version of [1].

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