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The Homotopy Category of Simply Connected 4-Manifolds

The Homotopy Category of Simply Connected 4-Manifolds


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  • Author: Hans-Joachim Baues, Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften, Leipzig
  • Date Published: April 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521531030

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  • The homotopy type of a closed simply connected 4-manifold is determined by the intersection form. The homotopy classes of maps between two such manifolds, however, do not coincide with the algebraic morphisms between intersection forms. Therefore the problem arises of computing the homotopy classes of maps algebraically and determining the law of composition for such maps. This problem is solved in the book by introducing new algebraic models of a 4-manifold. The book has been written to appeal to both established researchers in the field and graduate students interested in topology and algebra. There are many references to the literature for those interested in further reading.

    • Methods used include new models of 4-manifolds
    • Appeal to both researchers and graduate students in the field
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    '… this book is heartily recommended to anyone interested in studying homotopy theories from a categorial point of view.' Zentralblatt MATH

    'The reader will obtain very deep information on the structure of relevant categories. The text is very clearly written but the author substantially uses many previous results of his own as well as many other results … the results are so excellent that they deserve some patience and effort.' EMS Newsletter

    'This research monograph covers more than is promised in the title.' Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521531030
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.282kg
    • contains: 150 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The homotopy category of (2,4)-complexes
    2. The homotopy category of simply connected 4-manifolds
    3. Track categories
    4. The splitting of the linear extension TL
    5. The category T Gamma and an algebraic model of CW(2,4)
    6. Crossed chain complexes and algebraic models of tracks
    7. Quadratic chain complexes and algebraic models of tracks
    8. On the cohomology of the category nil.

  • Author

    Hans-Joachim Baues, Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften, Leipzig

    Appendix by

    Teimuraz Pirashvili

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