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The expression on the right side makes sense even if the Poincar´e dual of x is not representable by a smooth submanifold with vanishing L-class of the normal bundle. We call it the higher signature of M associated to x: x ∪ L(M ), [M ] . If x = 1 ∈ H 0 (M ) then we obtain the ordinary signature. In contrast to the ordinary signature it is not true that the higher signatures associated to all cohomology classes are homotopy invariants. 6). 3 The Novikov Conjecture The Novikov Conjecture states that for special cohomology classes the higher signatures are homotopy invariants, namely for those cohomology classes which are induced from classifying spaces BG, where G is some group.

Induces a CW -structure on X by the ﬁltration ∅ = X−1 ⊆ X0 ⊆ X1 ⊆ X2 ⊆ . . if we put Xn = p−1 X (Xn ). Hence the cellular Z-chain complex C∗ (X) inherits the structure of a Zπ-chain complex. One can choose a π-pushout qi n π × S n−1 −−−−− −→ Xn−1 ⏐ ⏐ ⏐ ⏐ i∈I i∈In i∈In π × Dn −−−−−−→ i∈In Xn Qi which induces an isomorphism of Zπ-modules Hn (ji ) n H0 (π) −−−−− −−−−→ i∈I i∈In n ←−−−− −−−−−− i∈I i∈I i∈In Hn (pri ) σi n H0 (π×(S 0 ; {•})) −−−−− −→ Hn (π×(S n , {•})) i∈In Hn (Qi ,qi ) n Hn (π×(Dn , S n−1 )) −−−−− −−−−−−→ Hn (Xn , Xn−1 ) = Cn (X).

2 and so sign(b) = 0. 2. Proof. We ﬁrst note that for α ∈ im(j ∗ ) and β ∈ im(j ∗ ) the intersection form ¯ and β = j ∗ (β¯ then S(∂W )(α, β) vanishes. For if, α = j ∗ (α) ¯ [∂W ] = ¯ ∪ j ∗ (β), S(∂W )(α, β) = j ∗ (α) since j∗ ([∂W ]) = 0. ¯ j∗ ([∂W ]) α) ¯ ∪ j ∗ (β, = 0, 20 Chapter 3. The Signature Thus the intersection form vanishes on im(j ∗ ). By Poincar´e duality the intersection form S(∂W ) ⊗ Q is non-degenerate. Since the dimension of im(j ∗ ) is 1/2 · dim(H k (∂W )), the proof is ﬁnished by the considerations above from linear algebra.