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Ends of Complexes

Ends of Complexes

by Bruce Hughes, Andrew Ranicki
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The traditional applications of algebra to topology are to compact spaces. It is now necessary to also understand non-compact topological spaces, especially open manifolds. Hitherto, the relevant material has only been available in research papers (or worse, as folklore). The book makes the topology of non-compact spaces accessible to both geometric and algebraic topologists, and algebraists. Recent developments are explained, and tools for further research are provided. In short, a systematic exposition of the theory and practice of ends of manifolds and CW complexes, along with their algebraic analogues for chain complexes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521055192
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Series: Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics Series , #123
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter summaries; Part I. Topology at Infinity: 1. End spaces; 2. Limits; 3. Homology at infinity; 4. Cellular homology; 5. Homology of covers; 6. Projective class and torsion; 7. Forward tameness; 8. Reverse tameness; 9. Homotopy at infinity; 10. Projective class at infinity; 11. Infinite torsion; 12. Forward tameness is a homotopy pushout; Part II. Topology Over the Real Line: 13. Infinite cyclic covers; 14. The mapping torus; 15. Geometric ribbons and bands; 16. Approximate fibrations; 17. Geometric wrapping up; 18. Geometric relaxation; 19. Homotopy theoretic twist glueing; 20. Homotopy theoretic wrapping up and relaxation; Part III. The Algebraic Theory: 21. Polynomial extensions; 22. Algebraic bands; 23. Algebraic tameness; 24. Relaxation techniques; 25. Algebraic ribbons; 26. Algebraic twist glueing; 27. Wrapping up in algebraic K- and L-theory; Part IV. Appendices; References; Index.

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