By A. A. Ranicki

ISBN-10: 0521055210

ISBN-13: 9780521055215

ISBN-10: 0521420245

ISBN-13: 9780521420242

This publication offers the definitive account of the purposes of this algebra to the surgical procedure category of topological manifolds. The primary result's the id of a manifold constitution within the homotopy form of a Poincaré duality house with a neighborhood quadratic constitution within the chain homotopy form of the common disguise. the variation among the homotopy sorts of manifolds and Poincaré duality areas is pointed out with the fibre of the algebraic L-theory meeting map, which passes from neighborhood to worldwide quadratic duality constructions on chain complexes. The algebraic L-theory meeting map is used to provide a only algebraic formula of the Novikov conjectures at the homotopy invariance of the better signatures; the other formula inevitably components via this one.

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Algebraic normal complexes n-dimensional normal complexes in A . 5 Geometric normal (resp. Poincar´e) complexes and pairs determine algebraic normal (resp. Poincar´e) complexes and pairs. The methods of Ranicki [145] and Weiss [186] can be combined to associate to any (k − 1)-spherical ﬁbration ν: X−−→BG(k) over a ﬁnite CW complex X a chain bundle in A (Z[π]w ) (cf. 4) σ ∗ (ν) = (C(X), γ) with X any regular covering of X such that the pullback ν˜: X−−→BG(k) is oriented, π the group of covering translations, C(X) the cellular Z[π]module chain complex of X, and w: π−−→{±1} a factorization of the orientation character w w1 (ν) : π1 (X) −−→ π −−→ {±1} .

Poincar´e) complexes and pairs. The methods of Ranicki [145] and Weiss [186] can be combined to associate to any (k − 1)-spherical ﬁbration ν: X−−→BG(k) over a ﬁnite CW complex X a chain bundle in A (Z[π]w ) (cf. 4) σ ∗ (ν) = (C(X), γ) with X any regular covering of X such that the pullback ν˜: X−−→BG(k) is oriented, π the group of covering translations, C(X) the cellular Z[π]module chain complex of X, and w: π−−→{±1} a factorization of the orientation character w w1 (ν) : π1 (X) −−→ π −−→ {±1} .

To deﬁne for any ﬁnite chain complex C in A the Z-module chain complex W % C = HomZ[Z2 ] (W , C ⊗A C) = HomZ[Z2 ] (W , HomA (T C, C)) . A chain θ ∈ (W % C)n is a collection of morphisms θ = {θs ∈ HomA (C n−r+s , Cr ) | r, s ∈ Z} , with the boundary d(θ) ∈ (W % C)n−1 given by d(θ)s = dθs + (−)r θs d∗ + (−)n+s−1 (θs−1 + (−)s T θs−1 ) : C n−r+s−1 −−→ Cr (r, s ∈ Z) . 1 (i) The hyperquadratic Q-groups of a ﬁnite chain complex C in A are deﬁned by Qn (C) = Hn (W % C) (n ∈ Z) . (ii) A chain map f : C−−→D of ﬁnite chain complexes in A induces a Zmodule chain map f % : W % C −−→ W % D via the Z[Z2 ]-module chain map f ⊗ f : C ⊗A C−−→D ⊗A D .

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