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A note on the Whitehead torsion of a bundle modulo a subbundle


Author: Douglas R. Anderson
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 32 (1972), 593-595
MSC: Primary 57C10
MathSciNet review: 0322882
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Abstract: The purpose of this note is to show how the sum theorem for Whitehead torsion due to K. W. Kwun and R. H. Szczarba, and generalized by L. C. Siebenmann, may be applied to compute the Whitehead torsion of the total space pair of a bundle pair in terms of the Whitehead torsion of the fiber pair and the Euler characteristic of the base.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1972-0322882-7
PII: S 0002-9939(1972)0322882-7
Keywords: Whitehead torsion, bundle pair
Article copyright: © Copyright 1972 American Mathematical Society