By José Seade

This ebook has been presented the Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer 2005 prize.

The target of this publication is to offer an summary of chosen subject matters at the topology of actual and intricate remoted singularities, with emphasis on its kin to different branches of geometry and topology. the 1st chapters are often dedicated to advanced singularities and a myriad of effects unfold in an enormous literature, that are awarded the following in a unified means, available to non-specialists. one of the subject matters are the fibration theorems of Milnor; the relation with third-dimensional Lie teams; unique spheres; spin buildings and 3-manifold invariants; the geometry of quadrics and Arnold's theorem which states that the advanced projective airplane modulo conjugation is the 4-sphere. the second one part of the publication experiences pioneer paintings approximately actual analytic singularities which come up from the topological and geometric examine of holomorphic vector fields and foliations. within the low dimensional case those turn into concerning fibred hyperlinks within the 3-sphere outlined by means of meromorphic features. this offers new tools for developing manifolds built with a wealthy geometry. The publication is essentially self-contained and serves a vast viewers of graduate scholars, mathematicians and researchers in geometry and topology.

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Xn ) is polynomially convex. In particular, if A is generated by a single element x, then σ A (x) has no holes (C \ σ A (x) is connected). Let A be a Banach algebra and x1 , . . , xn ∈ A. We denote by x1 , . . , xn the closed subalgebra generated by the elements x1 , . . , xn . By deﬁnition, x1 , . . , xn contains the unit of A. Examples 19. (i) Let K be a non-empty compact Hausdorﬀ space and C(K) the algebra of all continuous functions on K with the sup-norm. It is not diﬃcult to show that the multiplicative functionals on C(K) are precisely the evaluations Eλ (λ ∈ K) deﬁned by Eλ (f ) = f (λ).

And limj→∞ ai bj = 0 for i = 1, . . , n. Then ˜b Q(A) = 1 and ai˜b = 0 (i = 1, . . , n). Theorem 7. Let x0 , x1 , . . , xn be elements of a commutative Banach algebra A satisfying d(x1 , . . , xn ) = 0. Then there exists λ ∈ C such that d(x0 − λ, x1 , . . , xn ) = 0. Proof. Regard A as a subalgebra of the algebra Q(A) constructed above. Set ˜ = 0 (r = 1, . . , n) . J= a ˜ = (ai ) ∈ Q(A) : xr a Then J is a closed ideal in Q(A) and, by the preceding lemma, J = {0}. Deﬁne the operator T : J → J by T (ai ) = (x0 ai ).

Note that A = α<ω1 Aα . Indeed, let (xn ) be a Cauchy sequence in α<ω1 Aα . Then xn ∈ Aαn for some αn < ω1 . Let α = sup αn . Then the sequence (xn ) is convergent in Aα ⊂ A . 6, it is easy to show that dAα (a) = dA (a) for all a ∈ A and α ≤ ω1 . Consequently, τ A (x) = τ A (x). Lemma 9. Let A be a commutative Banach algebra, x ∈ A, let U1 , U2 , . . be open subsets of C such that U1 ⊃ U2 ⊃ · · · ⊃ τ (x). Let A be the algebra constructed above. Then there exist numbers 1 ≤ k1 ≤ k2 ≤ · · · with the following property: if n ∈ N, a ∈ A , a = 0, f ∈ H ∞ (Un , A ), gi ∈ H ∞ (Ui , A ) (i = 1, .