We recall the classification of closed smooth simply-connected 5-manifolds begun by Smale in 1962 and completed by Barden in 1965. We also give a construction of every such manifold which differs from Barden's original construction.
5-manifold, smooth manifold, simply connected
|Received:||9th September 2010|
|Revised:||6th December 2010|
|Accepted:||30th January 2011|
|Published:||1st May 2011|