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On killing characteristic classes by cobordism

  • Stavros Papastavridis


Let M be an n-dimensional, differential, compact and closed manifold and let c be a characteristic class of degree greater or equal to (n+1)/2. We will prove that if the class c anihilates all the characteristic numbers of M, where it enters as a factor, then the manifold M is cobordant to a manifold in which the class c is zero. Also, we will examine the case of manifolds with an extra structure.


Number Theory Algebraic Geometry Topological Group Characteristic Class Characteristic Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stavros Papastavridis
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of PatrasPatrasGREECE

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