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3. Examples of simplicial cohomology manifolds that arise as fixed points in nonsmooth actions on smooth manifolds are (a) Suspensions of smooth manifolds having the integral homology type of S n−1 but are not S n−1 and (b) Suspension of RPn when L = Zp or Q, p = 2 and n odd. A separable metric cohomology n-manifold over a PID L, n ≤ 2, is always locally Euclidean [Wil79]. If M is a simplicial cohomology 3-manifold over Z, then M is locally Euclidean, but a simplicial cohomology n-manifold over Z is not necessarily locally Euclidean for n > 3.

13 to obtain the desired conclusion. 3. For a completely regular G-space where G is a Lie group, the following are equivalent: 16 1. TRANSFORMATION GROUPS (i) G acts locally properly; (ii) G has a Gx -slice at each x ∈ X, and Gx is compact; (iii) The closure of {g ∈ G : gSx ∩ Sx = ∅} is compact for each x ∈ X. For our purposes, we shall deal mostly with compact Lie group actions and two types of noncompact Lie group actions. If G is not compact and not discrete, then G will usually be acting freely as left translations on a principal G-bundle.

We shall prove (Q, W ) is proper. Let K ⊂ W be compact. There is a compact set K ′ ⊂ ν −1 (K) such that ν(K ′ ) = K. 9. ACTIONS OF G · Π (G LIE GROUP, Π DISCRETE) 21 x, with ν(x) = w. The slice Sx projects to an open subset of W . Without loss of generality, we can take the slice Sx to be a compact set whose interior contains x. Because K is compact, choose a finite number, Sx1 , . . , Sxn , of slices for which the n union of the projections of the interior covers K. Thus K ′ = ( i=1 Sxi ) ∩ ν −1 (K) ′ is compact and ν(K ) = K.