Topics in topology: The signature theorem and some of its applications
by Liviu I. Nicolaescu
Publisher: University of Notre Dame 2008
Number of pages: 159
The author discusses several exciting topological developments that took place during the fifties decade which radically changed the way we think about many issues. Topics covered: Poincare duality, Thom isomorphism, Euler, Chern and Pontryagin classes, cobordisms groups, signature formula.
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