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The Novikov Conjecture

Geometry and Algebra

  • These Lecture Notes are to the author's knowledge the only introduction to the Novikov Conjecture written for students

  • Includes information about the latest developments


About this book


Algebraische Topologie Characteristic class Differentialtopologie Invariantentheorie homology manifold vector bundle

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutRuprecht-Karls-Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Mathematisches InstitutWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterMünsterGermany

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From the reviews:

This very readable book provides an excellent introduction to the circle of ideas related to the Novikov conjecture.

Monatshefte für Mathematik

“Overall, the book is very suitable both as an introduction and as a reference, and finds exactly the right balance between detail, comprehensiveness and length of the presentation. It is recommended to everyone with a background in algebraic topology who wants to learn about one or some of the aspects covered.”(MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS)