Let f : M → N be a generic smooth map with corank one singularities between manifolds, and let S(f] be the singular point set of f. We define the self-intersection class I(S(f)) ∈ H* (M; Z) of S(f) using an incident class introduced by Rimányi but with twisted coefficients, and give a formula for I(S(f)) in terms of characteristic classes of the manifolds. We then apply the formula to the existence problem of fold maps.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Transactions of the American Mathematical Society|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics