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    Orbifold index and equivariant K-homology

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    We consider a invariant Dirac operator D on a manifold with a proper and cocompact action of a discrete group G. It gives rise to an equivariant K-homology class [D]. We show how the index of the induced orbifold Dirac operator can be calculated from [D] via the assembly map. We further derive a formula for this index in terms of the contributions of finite cyclic subgroups of G. According to results of W. Lueck, the equivariant K-homology can rationally be decomposed as a direct sum of contributions of finite cyclic subgroups of G. Our index formula thus leads to an explicit decomposition of the class [D].Comment: minor correction in Sec.3.

    Foliated manifolds, algebraic K-theory, and a secondary invariant

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    We introduce a C/Z\mathbb{C}/\mathbb{Z}-valued invariant of a foliated manifold with a stable framing and with a partially flat vector bundle. This invariant can be expressed in terms of integration in differential KK-theory, or alternatively, in terms of η\eta-invariants of Dirac operators and local correction terms. Initially, the construction of the element in C/Z\mathbb{C}/\mathbb{Z} involves additional choices. But if the codimension of the foliation is sufficiently small, then this element is independent of these choices and therefore an invariant of the data listed above. We show that the invariant comprises various classical invariants like Adams' ee-invariant, the ρ\rho-invariant of twisted Dirac operators, or the Godbillon-Vey invariant from foliation theory. Using methods from differential cohomology theory we construct a regulator map from the algebraic KK-theory of smooth functions on a manifold to its connective KK-theory with C/Z\mathbb{C}/\mathbb{Z} coefficients. Our main result is a formula for the invariant in terms of this regulator and integration in algebraic and topological KK-theory.Comment: 58 pages (typos corrected, references added, small improvements of presentation

    A theta function for hyperbolic surfaces with cusps

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    For a Riemann surface with cusps we define a theta function using the eigenvalues of the Laplacian and the singularities of the scattering determinant. We provide its meromorphic continuation and discuss its singularities.Comment: 16 pages, Latex, reportSFB288-11
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