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On the existence of contact forms


Authors: W. P. Thurston and H. E. Winkelnkemper
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 52 (1975), 345-347
MSC: Primary 58A10; Secondary 57D30
MathSciNet review: 0375366
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Abstract: Using an old theorem of Alexander, we give a short and elementary proof that every closed, orientable $ 3$-manifold has a contact form.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1975-0375366-7
PII: S 0002-9939(1975)0375366-7
Article copyright: © Copyright 1975 American Mathematical Society