Milnor's μ-invariants, Massey products and Whitney's trick in 4 dimensions

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We present the failure of Whitney's lemma in dimension 4 from the homotopical and topological viewpoints. Those are detected by Massey products. The invariants for the examples represented by framed links are computed in terms of Milnor's μ-invariants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-60
Number of pages18
JournalTopology and its Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geometry and Topology

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