Osaka Journal of Mathematics

Results on the topology of generalized real Bott manifolds

Raisa Dsouza and V. Uma

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Abstract

Generalized Bott manifolds (over $\mathbb C$ and $\mathbb R$) have been defined by Choi, Masuda and Suh in [4]. In this article we extend the results of [7] on the topology of real Bott manifolds to generalized real Bott manifolds. We give a presentation of the fundamental group, prove that it is solvable and give a characterization for it to be abelian. We further prove that these manifolds are aspherical only in the case of real Bott manifolds and compute the higher homotopy groups. Furthermore, using the presentation of the cohomology ring with $\mathbb Z_2$-coefficients, we derive a combinatorial characterization for orientablity and spin structure.

Article information

Source
Osaka J. Math., Volume 56, Number 3 (2019), 441-458.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 16 July 2019

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ojm/1563242418

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3981299

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
07108025

Subjects
Primary: 55R99: None of the above, but in this section
Secondary: 57S25: Groups acting on specific manifolds

Citation

Dsouza, Raisa; Uma, V. Results on the topology of generalized real Bott manifolds. Osaka J. Math. 56 (2019), no. 3, 441--458. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ojm/1563242418


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