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Generalized symplectic rational blowdowns

Margaret Symington

Algebraic & Geometric Topology 1 (2001) 503–518

arXiv: math.SG/0108075

Abstract

We prove that the generalized rational blowdown, a surgery on smooth 4–manifolds, can be performed in the symplectic category.

Keywords
symplectic surgery, blowdown
Mathematical Subject Classification 2000
Primary: 57R17
Secondary: 57R15, 57M50
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Received: 6 August 2001
Revised: 20 September 2001
Accepted: 21 September 2001
Published: 22 September 2001
Authors
Margaret Symington
School of Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta GA 30332
USA