Algebraic transversality

  • Andrew Ranicki
Part of the Springer Monographs in Mathematics book series (SMM)


Algebraic transversality is the chain complex analogue of the geometric transversality technique used to construct fundamental domains for infinite cyclic covers of compact manifolds and finite CW complexes. Refer to Ranicki [244, Chap. 4] for a previous account of algebraic transversality: here, only the additional results required for the new applications are proved. The construction in Part Two of the algebraic invariants of knots will make use of the L-theory version of algebraic transversality for chain complexes with Poincaré duality, the analogue of the geometric transversality construction of a Seifert surface fundamental domain for the infinite cyclic cover of a knot complement.


Chain Complex Fundamental Domain Module Chain Algebraic Invariant Poincare Duality 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Ranicki
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghScotland, UK

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