By Gunnar E. Carlsson, Ralph L. Cohen, Wu-Chung Hsiang, John D.S. Jones

In 1989-90 the Mathematical Sciences learn Institute performed a application on Algebraic Topology and its functions. the most parts of focus have been homotopy conception, K-theory, and functions to geometric topology, gauge concept, and moduli areas. Workshops have been carried out in those 3 components. This quantity involves invited, expository articles at the themes studied in this software. They describe contemporary advances and element to attainable new instructions. they need to turn out to be worthwhile references for researchers in Algebraic Topology and comparable fields, in addition to to graduate scholars.

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UN ) → (λa1 u1 , . . , λaN uN ) ∀λ > 0 for suitable ﬁxed integers 0 < a1 ≤ a2 ≤ . . ≤ aN . The number n Q= ai i=1 is called the homogeneous dimension of G. If ϕ : RN , ◦ → RN , ∗ is any group isomorphism, we can also say that v = ϕ (u) is another choice of a system of coordinates in G. The following structures can be deﬁned in a standard way in G. • Homogeneous norm · : for any u ∈ G, u = 0, set u =ρ ⇔ 1 D( )u = 1, ρ where |·| denotes the Euclidean norm; also, let 0 = 0. Then: D(λ)u = λ u for every u ∈ G, λ > 0; the set {u ∈ G: u = 1} coincides with the Euclidean unit sphere the function u → u is smooth outside the origin; there exists c(G) ≥ 1 such that for every u, v ∈ G u ◦v ≤ c( u + v ) and 1 if |v| ≤ v ≤ c |v|1/s c • Quasidistance d: d(u, v) = v −1 ◦ u N; u−1 ≤ c u ; v ≤ 1.

AN . The number n Q= ai i=1 is called the homogeneous dimension of G. If ϕ : RN , ◦ → RN , ∗ is any group isomorphism, we can also say that v = ϕ (u) is another choice of a system of coordinates in G. The following structures can be deﬁned in a standard way in G. • Homogeneous norm · : for any u ∈ G, u = 0, set u =ρ ⇔ 1 D( )u = 1, ρ where |·| denotes the Euclidean norm; also, let 0 = 0. Then: D(λ)u = λ u for every u ∈ G, λ > 0; the set {u ∈ G: u = 1} coincides with the Euclidean unit sphere the function u → u is smooth outside the origin; there exists c(G) ≥ 1 such that for every u, v ∈ G u ◦v ≤ c( u + v ) and 1 if |v| ≤ v ≤ c |v|1/s c • Quasidistance d: d(u, v) = v −1 ◦ u N; u−1 ≤ c u ; v ≤ 1.

K k This follows from 2 c1 t 2ρ T ≤ + 2σ and <ε k k k which, in turn, hold provided T 16ρ2 c1 t ,k ≥ and k ≥ . 2, k≤ hA (t, x, y) ≥ B x, c1 t k c0 B x1 , 14 c0 B y1 , t/k t/k · ... · c0 B xk−1 , 14 B yk−1 , c1 t k t/k ≥ by the doubling property ≥ Now: if 16ρ2 c1 t ≥ T ε , then k ≤ ck0 ck−1 2 B x, 32ρ2 c1 t 16ρ2 c1 t ≤ T ε , then k ≤ 2T ε e−αk √ . B x, t and hA (t, x, y) ≥ c if t/k ≥c e−αk √ B x, t e−βd (x,y)/t √ ; B x, t 2 ≥c and e−αk √ hA (t, x, y) ≥ c B x, t e−βT /ε √ ≥c B x, t −βd2 (x,y)/t −βT /ε e ≥ ce √ .