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Original scientific paper

PL Morse theory

Mladen Bestvina ; Department of Mathematics, University of Utah,

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Morse theory is an extremely versatile tool, useful in a variety of
situations and parts of topology and geometry. In these introductory
lectures we will cover the foundations and discuss some typical
applications. We will start by reviewing smooth Morse theory, then giving the PL counterpart. The rest of the sections consist of applications. The proofs are fairly detailed in the beginning but get sketchier as we go along. The reader is invited to find new applications.


Morse theory, geometric group theory

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