Exact Sequences in the Algebraic Theory of Surgery
by Andrew Ranicki
Publisher: Princeton University Press 1981
Number of pages: 881
One of the principal aims of surgery theory is to classify the homotopy types of manifolds using tools from algebra and topology. The algebraic approach is emphasized in this book, and it gives the reader a good overview of the subject, as it was known at the time of publication.
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by Neil Lambert - King's College London
From the table of contents: Manifolds (Elementary Topology and Definitions); The Tangent Space; Maps Between Manifolds; Vector Fields; Tensors; Differential Forms; Connections, Curvature and Metrics; Riemannian Manifolds.
by P.-A. Absil, R. Mahony, R. Sepulchre - Princeton University Press
Many science and engineering problems can be rephrased as optimization problems on matrix search spaces endowed with a manifold structure. This book shows how to exploit the structure of such problems to develop efficient numerical algorithms.
by C. Nash - arXiv
In this essay we wish to embark on the telling of a story which, almost certainly, stands only at its beginning. We shall discuss the links and the interaction between one very old subject, physics, and a much newer one, topology.
by Andrew Ranicki - Cambridge University Press
Noncommutative localization is a technique for constructing new rings by inverting elements, matrices and more generally morphisms of modules. The applications to topology are via the noncommutative localizations of the fundamental group rings.