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Smoothly embedded spheres
in symplectic 4-manifolds

Author: Tian-Jun Li
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 127 (1999), 609-613
MSC (1991): Primary 57Rxx
MathSciNet review: 1459135
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Abstract: We characterize rational or ruled surfaces among all symplectic 4-manifolds by the existence of certain smoothly embedded spheres.

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Tian-Jun Li
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520

Received by editor(s): January 31, 1997
Received by editor(s) in revised form: April 4, 1997
Communicated by: Ronald A. Fintushel
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