the projection of slices of Z
d + 1
for more or less arbitrary accept-
ance domains. In Chapter IV we give descriptions of the invariants for
generic projection patterns arising from arbitrary projections
but with canonical acceptance domain. Here, applying the result
at the end of Chapter II, we prove the result mentioned above that
almost all canonical projection method patterns have infinitely gen-
erated cohomology and so fail to be substitution tilings. In Chapter
V we examine the case of canonical projection method patterns with
finitely generated cohomology, such as would arise from a substitution
system. We develop a systematic approach to the calculation of these
invariants and use this to produce closed formulae for the cohomology
and i^-theory of projection patterns of codimension 1, 2 and 3: in
principle the procedure can be iterated to higher codimensions indef-
initely, though in practice the formulae would soon become tiresome.
Some parameters of these formulae allow for a simple description in
arbitrary codimension, as e.g. the Euler characterisitc (V.2.8). We
end with a short description of the results for the Ammann-Kramer
There is a separate introduction to each chapter where relevant
classical work is recalled and where the individual sections are de-
scribed roughly. We adopt the following system for crossreferences.
The definitions, theorems etc. of the same chapter are cited e.g. as
Def. 2.1 or simply 2.1. The definitions, theorems etc. of the another
chapter are cited e.g. as Def. II.2.1 or simply II.2.1.
A note on the writing of this book Originally this memoir was
conceived by the three authors as a series of papers leading to the res-
ults now in Chapters IV and V, aiming to found a calculus for projec-
tion method tiling cohomology. These papers are currently available
as a preprint-series Projection Quasicrystals I-III [FHKI-III] cover-
ing most of the results in this memoir. The authors' collaboration on
this project started in 1997 and, given the importance of the subject
and time it has taken to bring the material to its current state, it is
inevitable that some results written here have appeared elsewhere in
the literature during the course of our research. We wish to acknow-
ledge these independent developments here, although we will refer to
them again as usual in the body of the text.
The general result of Chapter I, that the tiling mapping torus is
also a discrete dynamical mapping torus, and that the relevant dynam-
ics is an almost 1-1 extension of a rotation on a torus, has been known
with varying degrees of precision and generality for some time and we
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