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The harmonicity of nearly cosymplectic structures

Authors: E. Loubeau and E. Vergara-Diaz
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 367 (2015), 5301-5327
MSC (2010): Primary 53C10, 53C15, 53C43, 53D15, 58E20
Published electronically: April 1, 2015
MathSciNet review: 3347173
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Abstract: Almost contact structures can be identified with sections of a twistor bundle and this allows us to define their harmonicity, as sections or maps. We consider the class of nearly cosymplectic almost contact structures on a Riemannian manifold and prove curvature identities which imply the harmonicity of their parametrizing section, thus complementing earlier results on nearly-Kähler almost complex structures.

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E. Loubeau
Affiliation: Département de Mathématiques, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 6, avenue Victor Le Gorgeu, CS 93837, 29238 Brest Cedex 3, France

E. Vergara-Diaz
Affiliation: School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

Keywords: Harmonic section, harmonic map, harmonic unit vector field, nearly cosymplectic almost contact structure
Received by editor(s): January 3, 2012
Published electronically: April 1, 2015
Additional Notes: This research was carried out under the EC Marie Curie Action no. 219258
Article copyright: © Copyright 2015 American Mathematical Society

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