Surgery on SL×En-manifolds

J.A.Hillman and S.K.Roushon


We show that although closed SL×En-manifolds do not admit metrics of nonpositive sectional curvature, the arguments of Farrell and Jones can be extended to show that such manifolds are topologically rigid, if n≥2.

Keywords: topological rigidity, geometric structure, surgery groups.

AMS Subject Classification: Primary 57R67; secondary 57N16.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2004