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Surgery and Geometric Topology

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Proceedings of the conference

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held at

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Josai University

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Sakado, Japan

September 17-20, 1996

### Editors

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Andrew Ranicki and Masayuki Yamasaki
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Copyright © 1997 by Josai University

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## Contents

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Contents, Foreword, Conference Program, List of Participants, Back Cover

[DVI] [Postscript]
### Articles

- Toshiyuki Akita,
Cohomology and Euler characteristics of Coxeter groups ... 3-16

[DVI] [Postscript]
- Frank Connolly and Bogdan Vajiac, A stratified end theorem ... 17-20

[DVI] [Postscript]
- Zbigniew Fiedorowicz and Yongjin Song,
The braid structure of mapping class groups ... 21-29

[DVI] [Postscript]

Fig1 gif(small)(4K),
Fig1 gif(large)(11K)
- Bruce Hughes,
Controlled topological equivalence of maps in the theory of stratified
spaces and approximate fibrations ... 31-50

[DVI] [Postscript]
- Tsuyoshi Kato,
The asymptotic method in the Novikov conjecture ... 51-62

[DVI] [Postscript]
- Tomohiro Kawakami,
A note on exponentially Nash G manifolds and vector bundles ... 63-75

[DVI] [Postscript]
- Masaharu Morimoto,
On fixed point data of smooth actions on spheres ... 77-79

[DVI] [Postscript]
- Eiji Ogasa,
Some results on knots and links in all dimensions ... 81-90

[DVI] [Postscript]
- Erik K. Pedersen,
Controlled algebra and topology ... 91-95

[DVI] [Postscript]
- Frank Quinn,
Problems in low-dimensional topology ... 97-104

[DVI] [Postscript]
- Andrew Ranicki,
45 slides on chain duality ... 105-118

[DVI] [Postscript]
- Andrew Ranicki and Masayuki Yamasaki,
Controlled L-theory (preliminary announcement) ... 119-136

[DVI] [Postscript]
- John Roe,
Notes on surgery and C*-algebras ... 137-144

[DVI] [Postscript]
- Tatsuhiko Yagasaki,
Characterizations of infinite-dimensional manifold tuples and their
applications to homeomorphism groups ... 145-159

[DVI] [Postscript]

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Published as Special Issue No.2 (1997) of Science Bulletin of Josai Universtiy
(ISSN 0919-4614).

Please, send comments and suggestions to yamasaki@math.josai.ac.jp