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J=0 z j fj for some set of A-module morphisms {fj ∈ HomA (L, M ) | j ≥ 0} with {j ≥ 0 | fj = 0} finite. 4 (i) An A[z, z −1 ]-module M is an A-module with an automorphism ζ : M −−→ M ; x −−→ zx . For any such M there is defined an exact sequence of A[z, z −1 ]-modules z−ζ 0 −−→ M [z, z −1 ] −−→ M [z, z −1 ] −−→ M −−→ 0 with ∞ M [z, z −1 ] −−→ M ; ∞ z j xj −−→ j=−∞ ζ j (xj ) . j=−∞ (ii) For any A-modules L, M there is defined an injection 30 5. K-theory of polynomial extensions HomA (L, M )[z, z −1 ] −−→ HomA[z,z−1 ] (L[z, z −1 ], M [z, z −1 ]) ; ∞ ∞ z j fj −−→ j=−∞ ∞ ∞ z k xk −−→ k=−∞ z j+k fj (xk ) .

M \(k(N ) × D2 )) the exterior of k, and X the cover of X induced from M × R by a map X−−→M × S 1 . By definition, M has an open book decomposition with binding N whenever X fibres over S 1 . e. the infinite cyclic cover X of X is finitely dominated) and the Farrell– Siebenmann fibering obstruction is Φ(X) = 0 ∈ W h(π1 (X)). e. to M having an open book decomposition. Structure The book has two parts and an appendix. Part One deals with the algebraic K-theory aspects of high-dimensional knot theory, with invariants such as the Alexander polynomials.

Let A be an associative ring with 1. Unless otherwise specified, A-modules are understood to be left A-modules. An A-module is projective if it is a direct summand of a free A-module. g. g. g. free A-module. g. projective A-modules P, Q, with 4 1. g. projective A-module R. The reduced projective class group is the quotient of K0 (A) K0 (A) = coker(K0 (Z)−−→K0 (A)) with K0 (Z) = Z −−→ K0 (A) ; n −−→ [An ] . g. g. projective A-module Q. g. free Amodule chain complex D with chain maps f : C−−→D, g : D−−→C and a chain homotopy gf 1 : C−−→C.