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Diffeomorphisms of Elliptic 3-Manifolds

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Diffeomorphisms of Elliptic 3-Manifolds
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 185

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The elliptic 3-manifolds are the closed 3-manifolds that admit a Riemannian metric of constant positive curvature, that is, those that have finite fundamental group. The (Generalized) Smale Conjecture asserts that for any elliptic 3-manifold M, the inclusion from the isometry group of M to the diffeomorphism group of M is a homotopy equivalence.

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