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Prospects in Topology:
Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of William Browder. (AM-138)
Edited by Frank Quinn

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword
Program of the conference
Mathematical descendants of William Browder
The mod 2 cohomology rings of rank 3 simple group are Cohen Macaulay3
Algebraic geometric invariants for homotopy actions13
Algebraic K-theory of local number fields: the unramified case28
The mapping cone and cylinder of a stratified map58
Replacement of fixed sets and of their normal representations in transformation groups of manifolds67
Finite K ([pi],1)s for Artin groups110
Double point manifolds of immersions of spheres in Euclidean space125
Controlled linear algebra138
Non-linear similarity revisited157
On the Vietoris-Rips complexes and a cohomology theory for metric spaces175
Every proper smooth action of a Lie group is equivalent to a real analytic action: a contribution to Hilbert's fifth problem189
Formal deformations of equivariant genera, fixed point formula and universal symmetry blocks221
Stable prime decompositions of four-manifolds251
Smooth correspondences270
Simply connected 6-dimensional manifolds with little symmetry and algebras with small tangent space283
Speculations on Grommov convergence of stratified sets, and Riemannian volume collapse303
Bordism of automorphisms of manifolds from the algebraic L-theory point of view314
Exterior d, the local degree, and smoothability328
Contributors339

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