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The closed leaf index of foliated manifolds

Authors: Lawrence Conlon and Sue Goodman
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 233 (1977), 205-221
MSC: Primary 57D30
MathSciNet review: 0467768
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Abstract: For M a closed, connected, oriented 3-manifold, a topological invariant is computed from the cohomology ring $ {H^\ast}(M;{\mathbf{Z}})$ that provides an upper bound to the number of topologically distinct types of closed leaves any smooth transversely oriented foliation of M can contain. In general, this upper bound is best possible.

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