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Equivariant Ordinary Homology and Cohomology


Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 2178)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Steven R. Costenoble, Stefan Waner
    Pages 1-154
  3. Steven R. Costenoble, Stefan Waner
    Pages 155-202
  4. Steven R. Costenoble, Stefan Waner
    Pages 203-281
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-296

About this book


Filling a gap in the literature, this book takes the reader to the frontiers of equivariant topology, the study of objects with specified symmetries. The discussion is motivated by reference to a list of instructive “toy” examples and calculations in what is a relatively unexplored field. The authors also provide a reading path for the first-time reader less interested in working through sophisticated machinery but still desiring a rigorous understanding of the main concepts. The subject’s classical counterparts, ordinary homology and cohomology, dating back to the work of Henri Poincaré in topology, are calculational and theoretical tools which are important in many parts of mathematics and theoretical physics, particularly in the study of manifolds. Similarly powerful tools have been lacking, however, in the context of equivariant topology. Aimed at advanced graduate students and researchers in algebraic topology and related fields, the book assumes knowledge of basic algebraic topology and group actions.



55N91, 55P91, 57R91, 55N25, 55P42, 55P20, 55R70, 55R91 Homology equivariant ordinary cell complex

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsHofstra University HempsteadUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsHofstra UniversityHempsteadUSA

Bibliographic information


“By reading this book the reader will certainly be able to gain a comprehensive grasp of all the key concepts and knowledge required for understanding equivariant homology and cohomology theories for compact Lie groups and thereby hopefully be able to consider respective new perspectives on this subject. This book consists of an introduction and three chapters with bibliography and indexes of notations and subjects.” (Haruo Minami, zbMATH 1362.55001, 2017)