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Differential Topology and the h-Cobordism Theorem

Differential Topology and the h-Cobordism Theorem

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Published by Quinton Westrich
An overview of differential topology is given in the first half. In the second half, some detailed proofs are provided to supplement Milnor's proof of the h-Cobordism Theorem.
An overview of differential topology is given in the first half. In the second half, some detailed proofs are provided to supplement Milnor's proof of the h-Cobordism Theorem.

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Published by: Quinton Westrich on Sep 22, 2011
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AN ABSTRACT OF A THESISDIFFERENTIAL TOPOLOGY AND THE
-COBORDISM THEOREMQuinton WestrichMaster of Science in Mathematics
Differential topology is the study of smooth manifolds and smooth maps be-tween manifolds. The
h
-Cobordism Theorem provides a condition for determiningwhether two manifolds are diffeomorphic. This thesis presents some basic elementsof differential topology and a proof and discussion of the
h
-Cobordism Theorem.
 
DIFFERENTIAL TOPOLOGY AND THE
-COBORDISM THEOREM
A ThesisPresented tothe Faculty of the Graduate SchoolTennessee Technological UniversitybyQuinton WestrichIn Partial Fulfillmentof the Requirements for the DegreeMASTER OF SCIENCEMathematicsMay 2010
 
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