**Contemporary Mathematics**

Volume: 161;
1994;
287 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 57;
Secondary 58

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-5170-8

Product Code: CONM/161

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Product Code: CONM/161.E**

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# Differential Topology, Foliations, and Group Actions

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*Paul A. Schweitzer, S.J.; Steven Hurder; Nathan Moreira dos Santos; Jose’ Luis Arraut*

This volume contains the proceedings of the Workshop on Topology held at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro in January 1992. Bringing together about one hundred mathematicians from Brazil and around the world, the workshop covered a variety of topics in differential and algebraic topology, including group actions, foliations, low-dimensional topology, and connections to differential geometry. The main concentration was on foliation theory, but there was a lively exchange on other current topics in topology. The volume contains an excellent list of open problems in foliation research, prepared with the participation of some of the top world experts in this area. Also presented here are two surveys on group actions—finite group actions and rigidity theory for Anosov actions—as well as an elementary survey of Thurston's geometric topology in dimensions 2 and 3 that would be accessible to advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

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## Differential Topology, Foliations, and Group Actions

#### Readership

Researchers and graduate students in topology and related fields.