nLab h-cobordism theorem




The h-cobordism theorem gives sufficient conditions for an h-cobordism to be equivalent to a cylinder.


Due to

  • Stephen Smale, (1962), On the structure of manifolds, Amer. J. of Math. 84 : 387-399

Review includes

  • John Milnor (1965), Lectures on the h-cobordism theorem (Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton)

See also

Generalization to equivariant cobordism:

  • Shôrô Araki, Equivariant ss-cobordism theorems, J. Math. Soc. Japan 40 2 (1988) [pdf]

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