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Reidemeister coincidence invariants of fiberwise maps
"... Given two fiberwise maps f1, f2 between smooth fiber bundles over a base manifold B, we develop techniques for calculating their Nielsen coincidence number. In certain settings we can describe the Reidemeister set of (f1, f2) as the orbit set of a group operation of pi1(B). The size and number of o ..."
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Given two fiberwise maps f1, f2 between smooth fiber bundles over a base manifold B, we develop techniques for calculating their Nielsen coincidence number. In certain settings we can describe the Reidemeister set of (f1, f2) as the orbit set of a group operation of pi1(B). The size and number of orbits captures crucial extra information. E.g. for torus bundles of arbitrary dimensions over the circle this determines the minimum coincidence numbers of the pair (f1, f2) completely. In particular we can decide when f1 and f2 can be deformed away from one another or when a fiberwise selfmap can be made fixed point free by a suitable homotopy. In two concrete examples we calculate the minimum and Nielsen numbers for all pairs of fiberwise maps explicitly. Odd order orbits turn out to play a special role.