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Topology of the diffeomorphism group

  1. Feb 25, 2012 #1
    I would like to study the path components (isotopy classes) of the diffeomorphism group of some compact Riemann surface. To make sense of path connectedness, I require a notion of continuity; hence, I require a notion of an open set of diffeomorphisms. What sort of topology should I put on the diffeomorphism group?
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  4. Feb 26, 2012 #3


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    The classical reference is

    Augustin Bangaya, The Structure of Classical Diffeomorphism Groups
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