Conference Proceedings, Canadian Mathematical Society 1992; 185 pp; softcover Volume: 12 ISBN10: 0821860178 ISBN13: 9780821860175 List Price: US$66 Member Price: US$52.80 Order Code: CMSAMS/12
 This book contains the proceedings of a special session on differential geometry, global analysis, and topology, held during the Summer Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society in June 1990 at Dalhousie University in Halifax. The session featured many fascinating talks on topics of current interest. The articles collected here reflect the diverse interests of the participants but are united by the common theme of the interplay among geometry, global analysis, and topology. Some of the topics include applications to low dimensional manifolds, control theory, integrable systems, Lie algebras of operators, and algebraic geometry. Readers will appreciate the insight the book provides into some recent trends in these areas. Titles in this series are copublished with the Canadian Mathematical Society. Members of the Canadian Mathematical Society may order at the AMS member price. Table of Contents  J. Bland, M. Kalka, and R. W. Sharpe  Complete metrics of negative Ricci curvature on open \(3\)manifolds
 D. DeTurck, H. Goldschmidt, and J. Talvacchia  Local existence of connections with prescribed curvature
 C.Frohman and A. Nicas  The Alexander polynomial via topological quantum field theory
 R. B. Gardner and W. F. Shadwick  An equivalence problem for a twoform and a vector field on \(\mathbb{R}^3\)
 A. GonzálezLópez, N. Kamran, and P. J. Olver  Lie algebras of first order differential operators in two complex variables
 J. Hurtubise  Algebraic geometry and completely integrable Hamiltonian systems
 I. Kupka  On feedback equivalence
 J. Millson  Rational homotopy theory and deformation problems from algebraic geometry
 C. Peters  Introduction to the theory of compact complex surfaces
 C. T. Simpson  Products of matrices
