Math 5900-009      Graduate Math Reading       Fall 2003

Meeting Times

First week: Friday 8/29 at 1pm in 521 PHSC

Thereafter: Tuesdays at noon in 521 PHSC

References for Selected Topics

[BH] M. R. Bridson and A. Haefliger, Metric Spaces of Non-Positive Curvature
Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften, Vol. 319, Springer-Verlag (1999).
[SW] P. Scott and T. Wall, Topological Methods in Group Theory
in "Homological Group Theory" (T. Wall ed) LMS Lect Notes, Vol 36, CUP (1979).
[MW] J. McCammond and D. Wise, Coherence, local quasiconvexity, and the perimeter of
Early version preprint available online at

Topic Reference
Ends of spaces and groups [SW], [BH; 144-8]
Combinatorial Complexes and existence of van Kampen diagrams [MW; Appendix A], [BH; 153-6]
Combinatorial Gauss-Bonnet [MW; Appendix A]