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Decomposing a $4$-manifold


Author: Selman Akbulut
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 127 (1999), 3413-3419
MSC (1991): Primary 57R55; Secondary 58A03
Published electronically: May 3, 1999
MathSciNet review: 1610900
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Abstract: A splitting of a manifold in Kirby's problem list (no. 4.97) is given.


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Selman Akbulut
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Email: akbulut@math.msu.edu

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-99-04897-2
PII: S 0002-9939(99)04897-2
Keywords: Contractible manifold, Milnor fiber
Received by editor(s): January 15, 1998
Received by editor(s) in revised form: January 29, 1998
Published electronically: May 3, 1999
Additional Notes: The author was partially supported by NSF grant DMS-9626204.
Communicated by: Ronald A. Fintushel
Article copyright: © Copyright 1999 American Mathematical Society