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Does anyone know anything about applications of the h-cobordism theorem to dynamical systems?

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via Morse theory, there's a really well-known application you might say going the other way, see e.g.: scholarpedia.org/article/… and cited references –  j.c. Aug 24 '11 at 17:00
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For me, as a not-at-all expert on this, it would be nice if the question was more detailed. While of course I still could not give an answer, I might learn something from reading it. –  quid Aug 24 '11 at 17:51
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You might want to look at John Franks's 1982 CBMS monograph (#49) Homology and Dynamical Systems. The $h$-cobordism theorem appears on page 13. It is used in connection with gradient-like flows on manifolds of dimension greater than 5.

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Thank you, Dave! I will look into the book. –  stmsy Aug 25 '11 at 19:46
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