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The Poincare conjecture

The next few sections of Chapter 1 are intended to introduce some key examples of constructions with manifolds: The high-dimensional Poincaré conjecture and the h-cobordism theorem Milnor’s exotic spheres Variation of Pontrjagin classes within a homotopy type In the version … Continue reading

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What Surgery Is About: Manifolds

Now I’ll begin to post material from the book proper.  Here is the first section of Chapter I.  I’m going to try to post stuff in bite-size pieces like this, rather than a whole chapter at a time. Of course, … Continue reading

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