Difference between revisions of "Integral Stiefel-Whitney class"

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The integral Stiefel-Whitney class for an oriented real vector bundle over a differential manifold, is defined as a sum of characteristic classes in various dimensions, where the characteristic class in dimension i+1 is obtained by applying the Bockstein homomorphism to the i^{th} Stiefel-Whitney class.