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SETS OF DEGREES OF MAPS BETWEEN SU(2)-BUNDLES OVER THE 5-SPHERE

  • JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAFONT
  • CHRISTOFOROS NEOFYTIDIS
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Abstract

We compute the sets of degrees of maps between principal SU(2)-bundles over S5, i.e., between any of the manifolds SU(2) × S5 and SU(3). We show that the Steenrod squares provide the only obstruction to the existence of a mapping degree between these manifolds, and construct explicit maps realizing each integer that occurs as a mapping degree.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAFONT
    • 1
  • CHRISTOFOROS NEOFYTIDIS
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Section de MathématiquesUniversité de GenèveGenève 4Switzerland

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