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Let W be a compact and smooth manifold, whose dimension greater than 5, with boundary components V and V'. Suppose that W, V, and V' are all simply connected, and the homology group of the pair (W, V) is trivial. The h-Cobordism Theorem States that W is diffeomorphic to a product cobordism.
In this paper we will follow a classical technique developed by John Milnor in his "Lectures on the h-Cobordism Theorems" half a century ago.
Sato, Masaya, "A Classical Technique to Prove the h-Cobordism Theorem" (2011). Mathematics Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 4.