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On nontrivial characteristic classes of contact foliations


Author: Wei Lung Ting
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 75 (1979), 131-138
MSC: Primary 57R30; Secondary 57R20
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1979-0529229-8
MathSciNet review: 529229
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Abstract: In this article we give some nontrivial realizations of secondary characteristic classes of contact foliations.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1979-0529229-8
Keywords: Characteristic classes, Chern-Weil classes, secondary characteristic classes, contact pseudogroups, contact foliations
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