**Algebraic L-theory and Topological Manifolds**

by A. A. Ranicki

**Publisher**: Cambridge University Press 2011**ISBN/ASIN**: 0521055210**Number of pages**: 365

**Description**:

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, in a unified algebraic framework.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(1.3MB, PDF)

## Similar books

**Knot Diagrammatics**

by

**Louis H. Kauffman**-

**arXiv**

This paper is a survey of knot theory and invariants of knots and links from the point of view of categories of diagrams. The topics range from foundations of knot theory to virtual knot theory and topological quantum field theory.

(

**6948**views)

**The Geometry and Topology of Three-Manifolds**

by

**William P Thurston**-

**Mathematical Sciences Research Institute**

The text describes the connection between geometry and lowdimensional topology, it is useful to graduate students and mathematicians working in related fields, particularly 3-manifolds and Kleinian groups. Much of the material or technique is new.

(

**18162**views)

**Ends of Complexes**

by

**Bruce Hughes, Andrew Ranicki**-

**Cambridge University Press**

The book gathers together the main strands of the theory of ends of manifolds from the last thirty years and presents a unified and coherent treatment of them. It also contains authoritative expositions of mapping tori and telescopes.

(

**9352**views)

**Notes on String Topology**

by

**Ralph L. Cohen, Alexander A. Voronov**-

**arXiv**

This paper is an exposition of the new subject of String Topology. We present an introduction to this exciting new area, as well as a survey of some of the latest developments, and our views about future directions of research.

(

**10018**views)