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Thesis - Open Access
Bachelor of Arts
Mazur, Poénaru, 4-manifolds, Jester manifolds
Compact, contractible 4-manifolds distinct from D^4 were first constructed by Mazur and Poénaru. Sparks defined a collection of compact, contractible 4-manifolds called Jester manifolds. We study Mazur and Jester 4-manifolds. In particular, we show that all Jester manifolds are not homeomorphic to D^4, and that a collection of them are pairwise nonhomeomorphic.
Du, Alexandra, "Contractible 4-Manifolds" (2022). Honors Papers. 849.