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An infinite family of non-Haken hyperbolic 3-manifolds with vanishing Whitehead groups

  • Andrew J. Nicas (a1)

A manifold M is said to be aspherical if its universal covering space is contractible. Farrell and Hsiang have conjectured [3]:

Conjecture A. (Topological rigidity of aspherical manifolds.) Any homotopy equivalence f: N → M between closed aspherical manifolds is homotopic to a homeomorphism,

and its analogue in algebraic K-theory:

Conjecture B. The Whitehead groups Whj1M)(j ≥ 0) of the fundamental group of a closed aspherical manifold M vanish.

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