By F. Thomas Farrell and L. Edwin Jones

Aspherical manifolds--those whose common covers are contractible--arise classically in lots of parts of arithmetic. They ensue in Lie workforce idea as definite double coset areas and in artificial geometry because the house types retaining the geometry. This quantity includes lectures brought through the 1st writer at an NSF-CBMS neighborhood convention on K-Theory and Dynamics, held in Gainesville, Florida in January, 1989. The lectures have been essentially desirous about the matter of topologically characterizing classical aspherical manifolds. This challenge has for the main half been solved, however the three- and four-dimensional instances stay an important open questions; Poincare's conjecture is heavily regarding the three-dimensional challenge. one of many major effects is closed aspherical manifold (of measurement $\neq$ three or four) is a hyperbolic house if and provided that its basic workforce is isomorphic to a discrete, cocompact subgroup of the Lie workforce $O(n,1;{\mathbb R})$. one of many book's subject matters is how the dynamics of the geodesic circulation may be mixed with topological regulate concept to check adequately discontinuous workforce activities on $R^n$. many of the extra technical issues of the lectures were deleted, and a few extra effects bought because the convention are mentioned in an epilogue. The publication calls for a few familiarity with the cloth contained in a uncomplicated, graduate-level path in algebraic and differential topology, in addition to a few common differential geometry.

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