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Invariants for families of Brieskorn varieties

Author: Terry Lawson
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 99 (1987), 187-192
MSC: Primary 57R90; Secondary 57N13, 57R55
MathSciNet review: 866451
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Abstract: Fintushel and Stern have defined invariants for certain homology $ 3$-spheres which, if positive, show that the homology $ 3$-sphere cannot bound a positive definite $ 4$-manifold with no $ 2$-torsion in its first homology. In this note a number-theoretic formula is given for these invariants. It is used to show that all members of certain families of Brieskorn varieties have the same invariants, and hence exhibit the same nonbounding when one of the invariants is positive.

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PII: S 0002-9939(1987)0866451-X
Article copyright: © Copyright 1987 American Mathematical Society

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