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spherical surgery, on a manifold of type $(\lambda,n-\lambda)$

A transition from one $(n-1)$-dimensional manifold $M_1$ to another manifold $M_2$, consisting in deleting a sphere of dimension $\lambda-1$ imbedded in $M_1$ and replacing it by an imbedded sphere of dimension $n-\lambda-1$. See Handle theory for details.


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Cf. also Morse surgery.

How to Cite This Entry:
Surgery. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Surgery&oldid=32442
This article was adapted from an original article by M.I. Voitsekhovskii (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article