Fake projective spaces in dim 6 (Ex)

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Let M_B^8 be a closed Milnor manifold. There exist a natural degree 1 normal map M_B^8\to S^8 which induces a degree 1 normal map
\displaystyle f\colon\mathbb{C}P^4\#_mM_B^8\to \mathbb{C}P^4\#_m S^8\cong \mathbb{C}P^4.

We may pull back the Hopf bundle H_4\to \mathbb{C}P^4 to \mathbb{C}P^4\#_mM_B^8. The sphere bundle of the Hopf bundle over sphere is the true sphere, hence we get a map:

\displaystyle f|_\partial\colon S(f^*(H_4))\to S(H_4)=S^9.

Prove the following:

Lemma 0.1. The map induced above is a degree 1 normal map.

Now, since we are working between odd dimensional manifolds we can by surgery below middle dimension assume that f|_\partial bordant to a homotopy equivalence g. Thus by Poincare Conjecture it is indeed normally bordant to a PL-homeomorphism. Choose W'\to S^9\times[0,1] to be such bordism.

Lemma 0.2. We can perform surgery on
\displaystyle \bar{g}\colon W'\cup_\partial D(f^*(H_4))\to D(H_4)\cup_\partial S^9\times [0,1]\cong D(H_4)
to make it a homotopy equivalence.

Describe these surgeries.

We obtain a manifold with boundary (W^10,\partial W) homotopy homotopy equivalent to D(H_4) with boundary PL-homeomorphic to S^9. Thus we may cone off common boundaries extending the homotopy equivalence at the same time. We define

\displaystyle \widetilde{\mathbb{C}P^5}=W^{10}\cup_{S^9}D^{10}.

Lemma 0.3. \widetilde{\mathbb{C}P^5} and \mathbb{C}P^5 are not homeomorphic.

Prove the above lemma.

The above construction gives us a degree 1 normal map
\displaystyle h\colon\widetilde{\mathbb{C}P^5}\to \mathbb{C}P^5.
We may pull back the canonical line bundle H_5\to \mathbb{C}P^5 over \widetilde{\mathbb{C}P^5}. By the Poincaré conjecture, the sphere bundle S(h^*(H_5))=\partial D(h^*(H_5)) is PL-homeomorphic to the sphere S^{11}. \widetilde{\mathbb{C}P^6}=D(h^*(H_5))\cup_{S^{11}}D^{12} is a homotopy complex projective space obtained by coning off the boundary of the disk bundle.

Similarly we may form the connected sum \widetilde{\mathbb{C}P^5}\# M^{10}_A, where M^{10}_A is the Kervaire manifold, and once again, we take pullback of H_5 line bundle via the natural degree 1 normal map. Now to obtain a homotopy equivalence \partial D(f^*(H_5))\to \partial D(H_5) we have to use a little bit of surgery.

Describe these surgeries.

Nevertheless there exists a manifold W^{12} such that
\displaystyle D(f^*(H_5))\cup W^{12}\to D(H_5)
is a homotopy equivalence of manifolds with boundary. Again since the boundary is already PL-homeomorphic to a sphere we may extend the homotopy equivalence after coning off the boundaries.

Lemma 0.4. \mathbb{C}P^6, \widetilde{\mathbb{C}P^6} and f^*(H_5)\cup W^{12}\cup_{S^{11}}D^{12}, are topologically distinct homotopy projective spaces.

The aim of this exercise is to write full details of proof of the above Lemma (which is Lemma 8.24 form [Madsen&Milgram1979]).

A sketch of this proof can be found in the book, on page 170.


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