, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 93-110

An invariant for certain smooth manifolds

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Starting with Hirzebruch's A-genus we define a numerical invariantμ for certain (4k-1)-manifolds. We produce examples to show howμ can distinguish differentiable structures on certain topological manifolds.

To Enrico Bompiani on his scientific Jubilee
Research partially supported by the Office of Naval Rescarch under Contract 266 (57).
This author has a research grant from the National Science Foundation NSF-G-13989.