### Abstract

We show that in every codimension greater than 1, there exists a mod 2 homology class in some closed manifold (of sufficiently high dimension) that cannot be realized by an immersion of closed manifolds. The proof gives explicit obstructions (in terms of cohomology operations) for realizability of mod 2 homology classes by immersions. We also prove the corresponding result in which the word 'immersion' is replaced by 'map with some restricted set of multi-singularities'.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 329-340 |

Number of pages | 12 |

Journal | Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society |

Volume | 45 |

Issue number | 2 |

Early online date | 14 Nov 2012 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Apr 2013 |

### Keywords

- self-intersections
- singularities
- immersions
- spaces

## Cite this

Grant, M., & Szucs, A. (2013). On realizing homology classes by maps of restricted complexity.

*Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society*,*45*(2), 329-340. https://doi.org/10.1112/blms/bds090