Topics in topology: The signature theorem and some of its applications
by Liviu I. Nicolaescu
Publisher: University of Notre Dame 2008
Number of pages: 159
The author discusses several exciting topological developments that took place during the fifties decade which radically changed the way we think about many issues. Topics covered: Poincare duality, Thom isomorphism, Euler, Chern and Pontryagin classes, cobordisms groups, signature formula.
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by J. S. Milne
These are the notes for a course taught at the University of Michigan in 1989 and 1998. The emphasis is on heuristic arguments rather than formal proofs and on varieties rather than schemes. The notes also discuss the proof of the Weil conjectures.
by D. G. Bourgin - Macmillan
Contents: Preliminary algebraic background; Chain relationships; The absolute homology groups and basic examples; Relative omology modules; Manifolds and fixed cells; Omology exact sequences; Simplicial methods and inverse and direct limits; etc.
by J. P. May - University Of Chicago Press
This book provides a detailed treatment of algebraic topology both for teachers of the subject and for advanced graduate students in mathematics. Most chapters end with problems that further explore and refine the concepts presented.
by Boris Dubrovin - arXiv
These lecture notes are devoted to the theory of equations of associativity describing geometry of moduli spaces of 2D topological field theories. Topics: WDVV equations and Frobenius manifolds; Polynomial solutions of WDVV; Symmetries of WDVV; etc.