By C. Herbert Clemens

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So we have constructed a coordinate chart with domain U . Now there were choices involved: for each choice of f0 and f1 , the construction gives a chart f on U . We claim that all these charts have C 0 transition, so they belong to the same maximal atlas. 3) α1 As for the f , the two charts g0 and g1 glue together to give a chart g : U → Rn . Now the coordinate change function for the two charts f and g on U is induced exactly by the coordinate changes on the half-charts. That is, α : Rn → Rn is obtained by gluing α0 and α1 .

When do two diffeomorphisms give the same cobordism class? Does every invertible cobordism class arise from a diffeomorphism? The ﬁrst question is settled by the next proposition. The second question we will answer (afﬁrmatively) only in the 2-dimensional case, in the next section. 23 Proposition. Two diffeomorphisms 0 cobordism class 0 1 if and only if they are (smoothly) homotopic. Proof. e. when there exists a smooth map : 0 × I → 1 which agrees with ψ0 in one end of the cylinder and with ψ1 in the other: 0 ✲ 0 ×I ✛ ✲ ψ0 ❄✛ 0 ψ1 1 Now to have such a diagram is equivalent to having this diagram (requiring the map to be compatible with the projection to I ): × I✛ ✲ 0 ✲ ❄✛ × I 1 0 0 ψ0 ψ1 Now we claim that this diagram in turn amounts to having an equivalence of cobordisms.

So an easy way to construct a cobordism between a manifold m consisting of m circles and another manifold n consisting of n circles is to take m copies of ‘death-of-a-circle’ and n copies of ‘birth-of-a-circle’: 22 Cobordisms and TQFTs .. .. ✷ n m Oriented cobordisms Now since we regard 0 and 1 as initial and ﬁnal conﬁgurations and think of the cobordism M as describing a time evolution, it is natural we should want a clearer notion of direction – an arrow of time. Another reason is that we want to construct a category of cobordisms, so we need arrows, not just interpolations.