Current Trends in Transformation Groups / Edition 1

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This book provides an overview of some of the most active topics in the theory of transformation groups over the past decades and stresses advances obtained in the last dozen years. The emphasis is on actions of Lie groups on manifolds and CW complexes. Manifolds and actions of Lie groups on them are studied in the linear, semialgebraic, definable, analytic, smooth, and topological categories. Equivalent vector bundles play an important role.

The work is divided into fifteen articles and will be of interest to anyone researching or studying transformations groups. The references make it easy to find details and original accounts of the topics surveyed, including tools and theories used in these accounts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402007835
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 7/31/2002
  • Series: K-Monographs in Mathematics Series, #7
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Hilbert's fifth problem and proper actions of Lie groups; S. Illman. 2. Equivariant algebraic vector bundles over representations - a survey; M. Masuda. 3. G-manifolds and G-vector bundles in algebraic, semialgebraic, and definable categories; T. Kawakami. 4. Geometry of Finite Topological and equivariant finite topological spaces; S. Kono, F. Ushitaki. 5. On the theory of homotopy representations. A survey; I. Nagasaki. 6. Manifolds as fixed point sets of smooth compact Lie group actions; K. Pawalowski. 7. Surgery and homotopy theory in study of the transformation groups; Y. Kitada. 8. Kervaire's obstructions of free actions of finite cyclic groups on homotopy spheres; Y. Kitada. 9. The Burnside ring revisited; M. Morimoto. 10. Multiplicative stabilization and transformation groups; S. Kwasik, R. Schultz. 11. Symmetries on manifolds, deformations and rational homotopy: a survey; M. Raussen. 12. Rigidity of codimension one locally free actions of solvable Lie groups; N. Tsuchiya, A. Yamakawa. 13. Smooth actions of non-compact semi-simple Lie groups; F. Uchida, K. Mukoyama. 14. Hamiltonian group actions and equivariant indices; T. Takakura. 15. Controlled methods in equivariant topology, a survey; E. Pedersen. Index.
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