### A note on irreducible Heegaard diagrams.

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Using the notion of relative presentation due to Bogley and Pride, we give a new proof of a theorem of Prishchepov on the asphericity of certain symmetric presentations of groups. Then we obtain further results and applications to topology of low-dimensional manifolds.

We classify the genus one compact (PL) 5-manifolds and prove some results about closed 5-manifolds with free fundamental group. In particular, let $M$ be a closed connected orientable smooth $5$-manifold with free fundamental group. Then we prove that the number of distinct smooth $5$-manifolds homotopy equivalent to $M$ equals the $2$-nd Betti number (mod $2$) of $M$.

In this paper we study the connections between cyclic presentations of groups and the fundamental group of cyclic branched coverings of 2-bridge knots. Then we show that the topology of these manifolds (and knots) arises, in a natural way, from the algebraic properties of such presentations.

To apply surgery theory to the problem of classifying pairs of closed manifolds, it is necessary to know the subgroup of the group $L{P}_{*}$ generated by those elements which are realized by normal maps to a pair of closed manifolds. This closely relates to the surgery problem for a closed manifold and to the computation of the assembly map. In this paper we completely determine such subgroups for many cases of Browder-Livesay pairs of closed manifolds. Moreover, very explicit results are obtained in the...

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