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By a ``torus`` we mean a product of spheres , regarded as a closed manifold. Many interesting examples of embeddings are embeddings , i.e. knotted tori. For examples, see Hudson tori, [Alexander1924], [Kosinski1961], [Hudson1963], [Wall1965], [Tindell1969], [Boechat&Haefliger1970], [Boechat1971], [Milgram&Rees1971], [Lucas&Saeki2002], [Skopenkov2002]. Classifying knotted tori is a natural next step (after the classification of links [Haefliger1966a] and the classification of embeddings of highly-connected manifolds) towards the classification of embeddings of arbitrary manifolds. Since the general Knotting Problem is very hard, it is interesting to solve it for the important special case of knotted tori. Recent classification results for knotted tori [Skopenkov2006a], [Cencelj&Repovš&Skopenkov2007], [Cencelj&Repovš&Skopenkov2008], [Skopenkov2015], [Skopenkov2015a] give some insight or even precise information concerning arbitrary manifolds (cf. [Skopenkov2007], [Skopenkov2010], [Skopenkov2014]) and reveal new interesting relations to algebraic topology.
Let us construct a map
Recall that is isomorphic to the group of smooth maps up to smooth homotopy. The latter maps can be considered as smooth maps . Define the smooth embedding as the composition
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Here is the standard inclusion. Clearly, is well-defined and, for , is a homomorphism.
Define the `embedded connected sum' or `local knotting' map
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See construction of another map in [Skopenkov2015, 3, definition of ].
3 Classification just below the stable range
From the Haefliger-Zeeman Isotopy Theorem it follows that for and , provided that or in the PL or smooth category, respectively. The dimension restriction in this result is sharp by the example of Hudson tori.
Theorem 3.1. (a) The Whitney invariant
is an isomorphism for .
(b) The Whitney invariants
are bijective for .
(c) The Whitney invariant is surjective and for any there is a 1-1 correspondence .
Theorem 3.1 follows from Theorems 6.2 and 6.3 of [Skopenkov2016e] (parts (a) and (b) also follow from Theorem 5.1 below). The Hudson torus generates for (this holds by [Skopenkov2016e, Theorem 6.2] because ).
4 Reduction to classification modulo knots
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For a group structure on is well-defined by , .For the map constructed by `embedded surgery of ' is well-defined [Skopenkov2015a, 3.3]. Clearly,
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Lemma 4.1 [Skopenkov2015a, Smoothing Lemma 1.1]. For the map
5 Further classification
We have the following table for and for , for the PL and smooth categories, respectively.
Here is short for . We also have and , of which is rank one infinite. The table and the additional results follow from the theorems below, see [Skopenkov2015a].
Theorem 3.1.(a)(b) can be generalized as follows.
Theorem 5.1. (a) If and , then
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(b) If , then
(c) If , then there is a 1-1 correspondence
This follows for from the Becker-Glover Theorem 5.3. For the general case see [Skopenkov2002, Corollary 1.5.a]. The 1-1 correspondence is constructed using `the Haefliger-Wu invariant' involving the configuration space of distinct pairs [Skopenkov2006, 5]. For there is an alternative direct proof of (a) [Skopenkov2006], [Skopenkov2015a], but for no proof of Theorem 5.1.(b)(c) without referring to `the Haefliger-Wu invariant' is known.
For we have , so part (c) reduces to part (b) and the PL case of part (a).
Theorem 5.2 [Skopenkov2015a, Corollary 1.5.(b)(c)]. Assume that .
(a) If , then and have isomorphic subgroups with isomorphic quotients.
(b) If , then has a subgroup isomorphic to ( large), whose quotient and have isomorphic subgroups with isomorphic quotients.
The following conjecture and results reduce description of to description of objects which are easier to calculate, at least in some cases, see [Skopenkov2015a, 1.3] for methods of their calculations.
Abelian group structure on for is defined analogously to the well-known case . The sum operation on is `connected sum of -spheres together with normal -framings' or `-parametric connected sum'. Define to be the subgroup of links all whose components are unknotted. Let be the linking coefficient. Denote .
Conjecture 5.3. Assume that .(a) If , then
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(b) The map
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is an isomorphism. Here is the `restriction' map induced by the inclusion and is defined in [Skopenkov2015, 3, definition of ].
For a discussion see [Skopenkov2015a, Remark 1.9 and footnote 7].
Denote by the torsion subgroup of an abelian group .
(b) (more precisely, whenever one part is finite, the other is finite and they are equal).
(c) , unless and for some .
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