Algebraic & Geometric Topology

Modification rule of monodromies in an $R_2$–move

Kenta Hayano

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Abstract

An R2–move is a homotopy of wrinkled fibrations which deforms images of indefinite fold singularities like the Reidemeister move of type II. Variants of this move are contained in several important deformations of wrinkled fibrations. In this paper, we first investigate how monodromies are changed by this move. For a given fibration and its vanishing cycles, we then give an algorithm to obtain vanishing cycles in a single reference fiber of a fibration obtained by flip and slip, which is a sequence of homotopies increasing fiber genera. As an application of this algorithm, we give several examples of diagrams which were introduced by Williams to describe smooth 4–manifolds by a finite sequence of simple closed curves in a closed surface.

Article information

Source
Algebr. Geom. Topol., Volume 14, Number 4 (2014), 2181-2222.

Dates
Received: 16 May 2013
Accepted: 17 December 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 19 December 2017

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.agt/1513715962

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.2140/agt.2014.14.2181

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3331613

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1328.14013

Subjects
Primary: 57R45: Singularities of differentiable mappings
Secondary: 30F99: None of the above, but in this section

Keywords
wrinkled fibrations homotopies of stable mappings surface diagrams of $4$–manifolds

Citation

Hayano, Kenta. Modification rule of monodromies in an $R_2$–move. Algebr. Geom. Topol. 14 (2014), no. 4, 2181--2222. doi:10.2140/agt.2014.14.2181. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.agt/1513715962


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