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The ends of a topological space are the directions in which it becomes noncompact by tending to infinity. The tame ends of manifolds are particularly interesting, both for their own sake, and for their use in the classification of high-dimensional compact manifolds. The book is devoted to the related theory and practice of ends, dealing with manifolds and CW complexes in topology and chain complexes in algebra. The first part develops a homotopy model of the behavior at infinity of a noncompact space. The second part studies tame ends in topology. The authors show tame ends to have a uniform structure, with a periodic shift map. They use approximate fibrations to prove that tame manifold ends are the infinite cyclic covers of compact manifolds. The third part translates these topological considerations into an appropriate algebraic context, relating tameness to homological properties and algebraic K- and L-theory. This book will appeal to researchers in topology and geometry.Read more
- Ranicki is a well-known author
- This book ties up all the loose ends of the subject
- Features a blend of geometric topology, algebraic topology and algebra, designed to appeal to readers with background in only one of these disciplines
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'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 certain topics in topology such as mapping tori and telescopes, often omitted from textbooks. It is thus simultaneously a research monograph and a useful reference.' Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical SocietySee more reviews
'This is a highly specialized monograph which is very clearly written and made as accessible for the reader as possible … It is absolutely indispensable for any specialist in the field.' European Mathematical Society
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- Date Published: January 2008
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521055192
- length: 380 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 151 x 21 mm
- weight: 0.576kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Topology at Infinity:
1. End spaces
3. Homology at infinity
4. Cellular homology
5. Homology of covers
6. Projective class and torsion
7. Forward tameness
8. Reverse tameness
9. Homotopy at infinity
10. Projective class at infinity
11. Infinite torsion
12. Forward tameness is a homotopy pushout
Part II. Topology Over the Real Line:
13. Infinite cyclic covers
14. The mapping torus
15. Geometric ribbons and bands
16. Approximate fibrations
17. Geometric wrapping up
18. Geometric relaxation
19. Homotopy theoretic twist glueing
20. Homotopy theoretic wrapping up and relaxation
Part III. The Algebraic Theory:
21. Polynomial extensions
22. Algebraic bands
23. Algebraic tameness
24. Relaxation techniques
25. Algebraic ribbons
26. Algebraic twist glueing
27. Wrapping up in algebraic K- and L-theory
Part IV. Appendices
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