Illinois Journal of Mathematics

Double decker sets of generic surfaces in $3$-space as homology classes

Shin Satoh

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The double decker set $\Gamma$ of a generic map $g:F_0^2\rightarrow M^3$ is the preimage of the singularity of the generic surface $g(F_0)$. If both $F_0$ and $M$ are oriented, then $\Gamma$ is regarded as an oriented 1-cycle in $F_0$, which is shown to be null-homologous if $g(F_0)=0\in H_2(M;{\mathbf Z})$. We also investigate a double decker set of a surface diagram which is a generic surface in ${\mathbf{R}}^3$ with crossing information.

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Illinois J. Math., Volume 45, Number 3 (2001), 823-832.

First available in Project Euclid: 13 November 2009

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Primary: 57R45: Singularities of differentiable mappings
Secondary: 57Q37: Isotopy 57Q45: Knots and links (in high dimensions) {For the low-dimensional case, see 57M25}


Satoh, Shin. Double decker sets of generic surfaces in $3$-space as homology classes. Illinois J. Math. 45 (2001), no. 3, 823--832. doi:10.1215/ijm/1258138153.

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