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Some applications of Landweber-Novikov operations

Author: David M. Segal
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 54 (1976), 342-344
MathSciNet review: 0388419
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Abstract: Previous results on the characteristic numbers of $ Sp$-manifolds are extended in three different ways. I. It is shown that the primitive symplectic Pontrjagin class evaluated on a $ 4({2^j} - 1)$ dimensional $ Sp$-manifold always gives a number divisible by $ 8$. This forms an analogue to a well-known result of Milnor concerning $ U$-manifolds. II. It is shown that some of the results of Floyd as well as an analogue of the previous result can be obtained for 'pseudo-symplectic' manifolds. III. Results are generalised to $ (Sp,fr)$ manifolds.

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Keywords: Landweber-Novikov operation, symplectic manifold, pseudo-symplectic manifold, symplectic-framed manifold
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