Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata

, 60:93

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An invariant for certain smooth manifolds

  • James EellsJr.Affiliated withColumbia University
  • , Nicolaas H. KuiperAffiliated withLandbcuwhogeschoolNorthwestern University

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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.