## Novikov-Shubin Invariants and Asymptotic Dimensions for Open Manifolds (1998)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Guido98novikov-shubininvariants,

author = {Daniele Guido and Tommaso Isola},

title = {Novikov-Shubin Invariants and Asymptotic Dimensions for Open Manifolds},

year = {1998}

}

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### Abstract

The Novikov-Shubin numbers are defined for open manifolds with bounded geometry, the \Gamma-trace of Atiyah being replaced by a semicontinuous semifinite trace on the C -algebra of almost local operators. It is proved that they are invariant under quasi-isometries and, making use of the theory of singular traces for C -algebras developed in [29], they are interpreted as asymptotic dimensions since, in analogy with what happens in Connes' noncommutative geometry, they indicate which power of the Laplacian gives rise to a singular trace. Therefore, as in geometric measure theory, these numbers furnish the order of infinitesimal giving rise to a non trivial measure. The dimensional interpretation is strenghtened in the case of the 0-th Novikov-Shubin invariant, which is shown to coincide, under suitable geometric conditions, with the asymptotic counterpart of the box dimension of a metric space. Since this asymptotic dimension coincides with the polynomial growth of a discrete group...