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A geometric description of differential cohomology

Ulrich Bunke, Matthias Kreck, Thomas Schick (2010)

Annales mathématiques Blaise Pascal

In this paper we give a geometric cobordism description of differential integral cohomology. The main motivation to consider this model (for other models see [5, 6, 7, 8]) is that it allows for simple descriptions of both the cup product and the integration. In particular it is very easy to verify the compatibilty of these structures. We proceed in a similar way in the case of differential cobordism as constructed in [4]. There the starting point was Quillen’s cobordism description of singular cobordism...

A proof of Reidemeister-Singer’s theorem by Cerf’s methods

François Laudenbach (2014)

Annales de la faculté des sciences de Toulouse Mathématiques

Heegaard splittings and Heegaard diagrams of a closed 3-manifold M are translated into the language of Morse functions with Morse-Smale pseudo-gradients defined on M . We make use in a very simple setting of techniques which Jean Cerf developed for solving a famous pseudo-isotopy problem. In passing, we show how to cancel the supernumerary local extrema in a generic path of functions when dim M > 2 . The main tool that we introduce is an elementary swallow tail lemma which could be useful elsewhere.

Calculation of the avoiding ideal for Σ 1 , 1

Tamás Terpai (2009)

Banach Center Publications

We calculate the mapping H * ( B O ; ) H * ( K 1 , 0 ; ) and obtain a generating system of its kernel. As a corollary, bounds on the codimension of fold maps from real projective spaces to Euclidean space are calculated and the rank of a singular bordism group is determined.

Cycles on algebraic models of smooth manifolds

Wojciech Kucharz (2009)

Journal of the European Mathematical Society

Every compact smooth manifold M is diffeomorphic to a nonsingular real algebraic set, called an algebraic model of M . We study modulo 2 homology classes represented by algebraic subsets of X , as X runs through the class of all algebraic models of M . Our main result concerns the case where M is a spin manifold.

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