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Confoliations

Author: Y Eliashberg; William P Thurston
Publisher: Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, ©1998.
Series: University lecture series (Providence, R.I.), 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the first steps of a theory of confoliations designed to link geometry and topology of three-dimensional contact structures with the geometry and topology of codimension-one foliations on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Y Eliashberg; William P Thurston
ISBN: 0821807765 9780821807767
OCLC Number: 37748408
Description: ix, 66 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Geometric nature of integrability. 1.1. Foliations, contact structures and confoliations. 1.2. Dynamics of codimension one foliations. 1.3. Plane fields transversal to 1-dimensional bundles --
Ch. 2. Perturbation of confoliations into contact structures. 2.1. Linear perturbations. 2.2. Conformally-Anosov Flows. 2.3. Non-linear deformations. 2.4. Approximations of foliations by contact structures. 2.5. Perturbation near holonomy curves. 2.6. Alternative approaches to Proposition 2.5.1. 2.7. Transitive confoliations. 2.8. Propagation of the perturbation along the leaves. 2.9. Discussion --
Ch. 3. Taut vs. Tight. 3.1. Tight contact structures and taut foliations. 3.2. Symplectic filling. 3.3. The inequality.
Series Title: University lecture series (Providence, R.I.), 13.
Responsibility: Yakov M. Eliashberg, William P. Thurston.

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