The Novikov Conjecture: Geometry and Algebra (Oberwolfach Seminars) by Matthias Kreck and Wolfgang Lück
English | 2005 | ISBN: 3764371412 | Pages: 266 | PDF | 1,6 MB
These lecture notes contain a guided tour to the Novikov Conjecture and related conjectures due to Baum-Connes, Borel and Farrell-Jones. They begin with basics about higher signatures, Whitehead torsion and the s-Cobordism Theorem. Then an introduction to surgery theory and a version of the assembly map is presented.