Using an obstruction based on Donaldson’s theorem on the intersection forms of definite 4-manifolds, we determine which connected sums of lens spaces smoothly embed in S4. We also find constraints on the Seifert invariants of Seifert 3-manifolds which embed in S4when either the base orbifold is non-orientable or the first Betti number is odd. In addition, we construct some new embeddings and use these, along with the d and μ invariants, to examine the question of when the double branched cover of a 3 or 4 strand pretzel link embeds.
|Number of pages||37|
|Journal||Transactions of the American Mathematical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|