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The Algebraic Characterization of Geometric 4-Manifolds

The Algebraic Characterization of Geometric 4-Manifolds

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This book describes work on the characterization of closed 4-manifolds in terms of familiar invariants such as Euler characteristic, fundamental group, and Stiefel-Whitney classes. Using techniques from homological group theory, the theory of 3-manifolds and topological surgery, infrasolvmanifolds are characterized up to homeomorphism, and surface bundles are characterized up to simple homotopy equivalence. Non-orientable cases are also considered wherever possible, and in the final chapter the results obtained earlier are applied to 2-knots and complex analytic surfaces.

Author: J. A. Hillman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 02/03/1994
Pages: 184
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.95h x 6.00w x 0.43d
ISBN: 9780521467780

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