Locally flat embeddings of 3-manifolds in \(S^4\)

J. A. Hillman


Every3-manifold embeds smoothly in 5-space, but the question of which embed smoothly in 4-space is quite delicate. The situation simplifies dramatically if we consider instead locally flat TOP embeddings. The main themes of this book are concentration on well-understood classes of 3-manifolds, study of the complementary regions, and use of 4-dimensional TOP surgery.

Keywords: embedding, locally flat, 3-manifold, 4-dimensional surgery.

AMS Subject Classification: Primary 57K99; secondary 57N35.

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