Constructing framed -manifolds with given almost framed boundaries

Author:
Steve J. Kaplan

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **254** (1979), 237-263

MSC:
Primary 57N13; Secondary 57M25, 57N10

MathSciNet review:
539917

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Abstract: Two methods are presented for constructing framed 4-manifolds with given almost framed boundaries. The main tools are the ``moves'' of Kirby's calculus of framed links. A new description is given for the -in-variant of a knot and this description is used to study almost framed 3-manifolds.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1979-0539917-X

Keywords:
Framed 4-manifold,
calculus of framed links,
knots

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© Copyright 1979
American Mathematical Society