9780521215091

Transformation Groups: Proceedings of the Conference in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, August 1976

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521215091

  • ISBN10:

    0521215099

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/25/1977
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The theory of transformation groups studies symmetries of various mathematical objects such as topological spaces, manifolds, polyhedra and function spaces. It is thus a central concept in many branches of mathematics. This volume contains 25 of the papers submitted at the conference on transformation groups held at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in August 1976.

Table of Contents

Generators and relations for groups of homeomorphisms
Affine embeddings of real Lie groups
Equivariant regular neighbourhoods
Characteristic numbers and equivariant spin cobordism
Equivariant K-theory and cyclic subgroups
Z/p manifolds with low dimensional fixed point set
Gaps in the relative degree of symmetry
Characters do not lie
Actions of Z/2n on S3
Periodic homeomorphisms on non-compact 3 manifolds
Equivariant function spaces and equivariant stable homotopy theory
A property of a characteristic class of an orbit foliation
Orbit structure for Lie group actions on higher cohomology projective spaces
On the existence of group actions on certain manifolds
Summaries and Surveys
Proper transformation groups
Problems on group actions on Q manifolds
A non-abelian view of abelian varieties
Non compact Lie groups of transformation and invariant operator measures on homogenous spaces in Hilbert space
Approximation of simplicial G-maps by equivariantly non degenerate maps
Equivariant Riemann-Roch type theorems and related topics
Knots and diffeomorphisms
Some remarks on free differentiable involuetions on homotopy spheres
Compact transitive isometry spaces
A problem of Breson concerning homology manifolds
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