By Matthias Kreck
These lecture notes comprise a guided travel to the Novikov Conjecture and similar conjectures as a result of Baum-Connes, Borel and Farrell-Jones. they start with fundamentals approximately better signatures, Whitehead torsion and the s-Cobordism Theorem. Then an creation to surgical procedure conception and a model of the meeting map is gifted. utilizing the answer of the Novikov conjecture for precise teams a few purposes to the category of low dimensional manifolds are given.
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