• Morris W. Hirsch
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 33)


In this short chapter we present the elementary part of one of the most elegant theories in differential topology, René Thorn’s theory of cobordism. It was largely for this work that Thorn was awarded the Fields Medal in 1958.


Vector Bundle Disjoint Union Compact Manifold Normal Bundle Homotopy Group 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Morris W. Hirsch
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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