1. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 52)
|Embedding Coverings in Bundles |
If $V\to X$ is a vector bundle of fiber dimension $k$ and $Y\to X$ is a finite sheeted covering map of degree $d$, the implications for the Euler class $e(V)$ in $H^k(X)$ of $V$ implied by the existence of an embedding $Y\to V$ lifting the covering map are explored. In particular it is proved that $dd'e(V)=0$ where $d'$ is a certain divisor of $d-1$, and often $d'=1$.
Categories:57M10, 55R25, 55S40, 57N35
2. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 370)
|Which $3$-manifolds embed in $\Triod \times I \times I$? |
We classify the compact $3$-manifolds whose boundary is a union of $2$-spheres, and which embed in $T \times I \times I$, where $T$ is a triod and $I$ the unit interval. This class is described explicitly as the set of punctured handlebodies. We also show that any $3$-manifold in $T \times I \times I$ embeds in a punctured handlebody.
Categories:57N10, 57N35, 57Q35