Item description for Almost-Bieberbach Groups: Affine and Polynomial Structures (Lecture Notes in Mathematics) by Karel Dekimpe...
Starting from basic knowledge of nilpotent (Lie) groups, an algebraic theory of almost-Bieberbach groups, the fundamental groups of infra-nilmanifolds, is developed. These are a natural generalization of the well known Bieberbach groups and many results about ordinary Bieberbach groups turn out to generalize to the almost-Bieberbach groups. Moreover, using affine representations, explicit cohomology computations can be carried out, or resulting in a classification of the almost-Bieberbach groups in low dimensions. The concept of a polynomial structure, an alternative for the affine structures that sometimes fail, is introduced.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.13" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Dec 5, 1996
ISBN 3540618996 ISBN13 9783540618997
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