The Hauptvermutung Book: A Collection of Papers on the Topology of Manifolds
by A.A. Ranicki, et al,
Publisher: Springer 1996
Number of pages: 194
The Hauptvermutung is the conjecture that any two triangulations of a polyhedron are combinatorially equivalent. This conjecture was formulated at the turn of the century, and until its resolution was a central problem of topology. Initially, it was verified for low-dimensional polyhedra, and it might have been expected that further development of high-dimensional topology would lead to a verification in all dimensions.
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by John R. Stallings - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
These notes contain: The elementary theory of finite polyhedra in real vector spaces; A theory of 'general position' (approximation of maps), based on 'non-degeneracy'. A theory of 'regular neighbourhoods' in arbitrary polyhedra; etc.
by Jenny Wilson - University of Michigan
Contents: Five definitions of the braid group; The topology of Fn(C); The integral cohomology of the pure braid group; Generalizations of PBn and their cohomology; Transfer and twisted coefficients; Stability in the cohomology of braid groups; etc.
by A. A. Ranicki - Cambridge University Press
Assuming no previous acquaintance with surgery theory and justifying all the algebraic concepts used by their relevance to topology, Dr Ranicki explains the applications of quadratic forms to the classification of topological manifolds.
by Frank Quinn, Andrew Ranicki
Homology manifolds were developed in the 20th century to give a precise setting for Poincare's ideas on duality. They are investigated using algebraic and geometric methods. This volume is the proceedings of a workshop held in 2003.