Introduction to non commutative differential geometry. (English) Zbl 0564.58002

Arbeitstag. Bonn 1984, Proc. Meet. Max-Planck-Inst. Math., Bonn 1984, Lect. Notes Math. 1111, 3-16 (1985).
[For the entire collection see Zbl 0547.00007.]
The author announces a series of papers devoted to the study of spaces such as: the space of leaves of a foliation, the dual space of a non- Abelian discrete (or Lie) group or the orbit space of the action of a discrete (or Lie) group on a manifold. The subject of this paper is: the construction of de Rham homology for the above spaces and its application to the K-theory and index theory. The first two papers of this series will appear soon in the IHES Publications.
Reviewer: P.Walczak


58A99 General theory of differentiable manifolds
57R30 Foliations in differential topology; geometric theory
58J20 Index theory and related fixed-point theorems on manifolds
58A12 de Rham theory in global analysis
58A25 Currents in global analysis
55N15 Topological \(K\)-theory


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