SMS scnews item created by Emma Carberry at Tue 7 Oct 2008 1240
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 8 Oct 2008
Calendar1: 8 Oct 2008 0800-0900
CalLoc1: Carslaw 355
Auth: carberry(.pmstaff;1014.2002)

MATH 2917 special studies seminar: Vinoth Wandakumar -- The Brouwer degree

Using the analogous results for degree modulo 2, Vinoth will show that the Brouwer
degree of a map at a regular value is independent of the choice of regular value and is
a homotopy invariant.  As an application, he will show that S^n admits a smooth field of
nonzero tangent vectors if and only if n is odd.

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