# s-Cobordism Classification of 4-Manifolds Through the Group of Homotopy Self-equivalences Academic Article

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• The aim of this paper is to give an $s$-cobordism classification of topological $4$-manifolds in terms of the standard invariants using the group of homotopy self-equivalences. Hambleton and Kreck constructed a braid to study the group of homotopy self-equivalences of $4$-manifolds. Using this braid together with the modified surgery theory of Kreck, we give an $s$-cobordism classification for certain $4$-manifolds with fundamental group $\pi$, such that cd $\pi \leq 2$.

• July 2015