Introduction to Characteritic Classes and Index Theory
by Jean-Pierre Schneiders
Publisher: Universidade de Lisboa 2000
Number of pages: 236
This text deals with characteristic classes of real and complex vector bundles and Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch formula. We will present a few basic but fundamental facts which should help the reader to gain a good idea of the mathematics involved. The reader is assumed to have a good knowledge of homological algebra and topology.
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by Thomas Ward - UEA
Contents: Topological and Metric Spaces, Homotopy Exquivalence, Fundamental Groups, Covering Spaces and Applications, Classification of Surfaces, Simplicial Complexes and Homology Groups, Homology Calculations, Simplicial Approximation, etc.
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The book present original research on a wide range of topics in modern topology: the algebraic K-theory of spaces, the algebraic obstructions to surgery and finiteness, geometric and chain complexes, characteristic classes, and transformation groups.
by Andrew Ranicki - arXiv
Browder-Novikov-Sullivan-Wall surgery theory investigates the homotopy types of manifolds, using a combination of algebra and topology. It is the aim of these notes to provide an introduction to the more algebraic aspects of the theory.
by Danny Calegari - Mathematical Society of Japan
This is a comprehensive introduction to the theory of stable commutator length, an important subfield of quantitative topology, with substantial connections to 2-manifolds, dynamics, geometric group theory, bounded cohomology, symplectic topology.