Stable Equivalence of Differentiable Manifolds

A natural question, of great generality, various special forms of which are often asked in differential topology, is the following: Let Mi, Mi be differentiable w-manifolds, <f>: M\—»M2 a continuous map which is a homotopy equivalence between M\ and M2. When is there a differentiable isomorphism <3>: Mi—> M2 in the same homotopy class as 0? For example… CONTINUE READING