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A theory of concordance for non-spherical 3-knots

Authors: Vincent Blanloeil and Osamu Saeki
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 354 (2002), 3955-3971
MSC (2000): Primary 57Q45; Secondary 57R40
Published electronically: May 21, 2002
MathSciNet review: 1926861
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Abstract: Consider a closed connected oriented 3-manifold embedded in the $5$-sphere, which is called a $3$-knot in this paper. For two such knots, we say that their Seifert forms are spin concordant, if they are algebraically concordant with respect to a diffeomorphism between the 3-manifolds which preserves their spin structures. Then we show that two simple fibered 3-knots are geometrically concordant if and only if they have spin concordant Seifert forms, provided that they have torsion free first homology groups. Some related results are also obtained.

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Vincent Blanloeil
Affiliation: Département de Mathématiques, Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg I, 7 rue René Descartes, 67084 Strasbourg cedex, France

Osamu Saeki
Affiliation: Faculty of Mathematics, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Fukuova 812-8581, Japan

Keywords: Concordance, 3-knot, Seifert form, algebraic concordance, spin structure, fibered knot
Received by editor(s): May 12, 2001
Received by editor(s) in revised form: February 15, 2002
Published electronically: May 21, 2002
Additional Notes: The second author has been supported in part by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (No. 11440022), Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Japan, and was supported in part by Louis Pasteur University, France, during his stay there in September 2000.
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