Topological Library - Part 2

Topological Library - Part 2

Characteristic Classes and Smooth Structures on Manifolds

eBook - 2009
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This is the second of a three-volume set collecting the original and now-classic works in topology written during the 1950s-1960s. The original methods and constructions from these works are properly documented for the first time in this book. No existing book covers the beautiful ensemble of methods created in topology starting from approximately 1950, that is, from Serre's celebrated "singular homologies of fiber spaces.". Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: On manifolds homeomorphic to the 7-sphere 1 (153 KB). Contents: On Manifolds Homeomorphic to the 7-Sphere (J Milnor); Groups of Homotopy Spheres 1 (M A Kervaire & J Milnor); Homotopically Equivalent Smooth Manifolds (S P Novikov); Rational Pontrjagin Classes. Homeomorphism and Homotopy Type of Closed Manifolds (S P Novikov); On Manifolds with Free Abelian Fundamental Group and Their Applications (Pontrjagin Classes, Smooth Structures, High-Dimensional Knots) (S P Novikov); Stable Homeomorphisms and the Annulus Conjecture (R Kirby). Readership: Researchers in algebraic topology and history of topology.
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2009
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9789812836878
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (278 pages)


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