Geometry and Topology: Proceedings of the Special Year held at the University of Maryland, College Park, 1983 - 1984 by James C. AlexanderGeometry and Topology: Proceedings of the Special Year held at the University of Maryland, College Park, 1983 - 1984 by James C. Alexander

Geometry and Topology: Proceedings of the Special Year held at the University of Maryland, College…

EditorJames C. Alexander, John L. Harer

Paperback | December 1, 1985

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Title:Geometry and Topology: Proceedings of the Special Year held at the University of Maryland, College…Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:December 1, 1985Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540160531

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Table of Contents

Lower postnikov terms of generalized CW complexes and semi-simple actions.- 3-fold branched coverings and the mapping class group of a surface.- Locally flat embeddings of three dimensional manifolds in four dimensional manifolds.- Differential characters and geometric invariants.- Minimal branched immersions into three-manifolds.- Representations of fundamental groups of surfaces.- Comparison theorems for volumes in surfaces.- The isometry-invariant geodesics problem: Closed and open.- Attractors for discrete-time monotone dynamical systems in strongly ordered spaces.- Presentation classes, 3-manifolds and free products.- Proper actions on homogeneous spaces.- Deformation spaces for seifert manifolds.- Abelian invariants of satellite knots.- An introduction to compactifying spaces of hyperbolic structures by actions on trees.- A note on an invariant of fintushel and stern.- Handlebodies and 2-complexes.- Extrema associated with homotopy classes of maps.- Geometries and geometric structures in real dimension 4 and complex dimension 2.