Fadell's configuration space
Given a manifold , the Fadell’s configuration space (in topology called simply configuration space) is the manifold of -tuples of pairwise distinct points in .
It is important in the study of topological fibrations, in the study of arrangements of hyperplanes, of Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov connections and in study of geometry of renormalization.
Classifying space of the symmetric group
Let . Then
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Revised on March 16, 2017 18:27:34
by Urs Schreiber