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By Paul A. Schweitzer, Steven Hurder, Nathan Moreira DOS Santos

This quantity includes the lawsuits of the Workshop on Topology held on the Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro in January 1992. Bringing jointly approximately 100 mathematicians from Brazil and all over the world, the workshop coated numerous issues in differential and algebraic topology, together with team activities, foliations, low-dimensional topology, and connections to differential geometry. the most focus used to be on foliation concept, yet there has been a full of life trade on different present themes in topology. the quantity includes a good record of open difficulties in foliation learn, ready with the participation of a few of the pinnacle international specialists during this quarter. additionally offered listed here are surveys on staff activities - finite workforce activities and pressure thought for Anosov activities - in addition to an effortless survey of Thurston's geometric topology in dimensions 2 and three that will be obtainable to complex undergraduates and graduate scholars

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L1 o(E). l1 o(E) consider the decreasing sequence of the dimensions of the vector k-spaces L,/uLo, where L, is the A-module of the x E E such that [q'ex] (x) « 1, and t varies from to 1 ; we call this sequence, the sequence of invariants of ex. l1 o(E), it is necessary and sufficient that Xo = X~ (exerc. 12, e» and that the sequence of the invariants of ex and of ~ should be the same (use exerc. 12, b». l1 o(E)/GL(E) is isomorphic with the space of the orbits T"/G n , where the symmetric group operates on the right on T" by ° ° (ZI' ...

COROLLARY 4. Convex cones 3. -A subset C ofan affine space E is a cone with vertex Xo if C is invariant for all homotheties of centre Xo and ratio > o. We shall suppose in this No. e. we suppose that E is a vector space, and when we speak of a cone, it is to be understood that this cone has vertex O. The set of points of the form Aa for A > 0 (resp. A ~ 0), where a is a non-null vector, is called an open half line (resp. closed half-line) originating at O. A cone C of vertex 0 is said to be pointed if 0 E C, and non-pointed otherwise.

The closed segment with end points x, y is contained in C; ifit contains 0 then AX + (1 - A) y = 0 for some Awith 0 < A < 1, therefore x = IlY with 11 < O. Thus C contains the line through 0 and x, contrary to hypothesis. PROPOSITION 10. f C + C c C and AC c C for all A > O. For the condition AC c C for all A > 0 characterises the cones. If C is convex we have C + C = + = C (II, p. 8, Remark). Conversely, if the cone C is such thatC + C c C, then for 0 < A < 1, wehaveAC + (1 - A) C = C + C c C, which shows that C is convex.

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