%0 Journal Article
%T Quandles and Monodromy
%A D. N. Yetter
%J Mathematics
%D 2002
%I arXiv
%X We show that a variety of monodromy phenomena arising in geometric topology and algebraic geometry are most conveniently described in terms of quandle homomorphisms from a knot quandle associated to the base to a quandle associated to a fiber. We consider the cases of the monodromy of a branched covering, braid monodromy and the monodromy of a Lefschetz fibration.
%U http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0205162v1