Handle Theory

  • Colin P. Rourke
  • Brian J. Sanderson
Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (volume 69)

Abstract

Let W w be a manifold and H a w-ball such that WH∂W, and suppose that there is a homeomorphism h: I p × I q H, such that h (I p × I q ) = HW. Then we say that (H, h) is a handle of index p on W, or simply that “H is a p-handle”.

Keywords

Manifold 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin P. Rourke
    • 1
  • Brian J. Sanderson
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of WarwickEngland

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