Lectures on the H-Cobordism Theorem

Lectures on the H-Cobordism Theorem

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These lectures provide students and specialists with preliminary and valuable information from university courses and seminars in mathematics. This set gives new proof of the h-cobordism theorem that is different from the original proof presented by S. Smale. Originally published in 1965. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 235 x 6.6mm | 170g
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 0691624550
  • 9780691624556
  • 59,253

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*Frontmatter, pg. i*Introduction, pg. iii*Contents, pg. v*Section 1. The Cobordism Category, pg. 1*Section 2. Morse Functions, pg. 7*Section 3. Elementary Cobordisms, pg. 20*Section 4. Rearrangement of CobordlBms, pg. 37*Section 5. A Cancellation Theorem, pg. 45*Section 6. A Stronger Cancellation Theorem, pg. 67*Section 7. cancellation of Critical Points in the Middle Dimensions, pg. 85*Sections 8. Elimination of Critical Points of Index 0 end 1, pg. 100*Section 9. The h-Cobordism Theorem end Some Applications, pg. 107*References, pg. 114
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John Milnor, Winner of the 2011 Abel Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters John Willard Milnor, Winner of the 2011 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement, American Mathematical Society
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