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On tight contact structures with negative maximal twisting number on small Seifert manifolds

Ghiggini, Paolo (2008) On tight contact structures with negative maximal twisting number on small Seifert manifolds. Algebraic and Geometric Topology, 8 (1). pp. 381-396. ISSN 1472-2747.

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We study some properties of transverse contact structures on small Seifert manifolds, and we apply them to the classification of tight contact structures on a family of small Seifert manifolds.

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Additional Information:© 2008 Algebraic & Geometric Topology. Received: 10 October 2007, Accepted: 28 November 2007, Published: 12 May 2008. During the final preparation of this article the author was supported by CIRGET and by the Chaire de Recherche du Canada en algèbre, combinatoire et informatique mathématique de l’UQAM. We warmly thank Paolo Lisca for sharing a preliminary version of his and Matíc’s work on transverse contact structures on Seifert manifolds [15], András Stipsicz for his encouragement and for suggesting the statement of Theorem 1.3, and Hao Wu for sharing Figure 2. Some of the results in this paper have been independently obtained also by Patrick Massot [17]. We thank him for carefully reading the first version of this article and for suggesting several improvements.
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Subject Keywords:transverse contact structure, small Seifert manifold, L-space
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Classification Code: Mathematical Subject Classification: 57M50, 57R17.
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