Geometry & Topology, Vol. 4 (2000) Paper no. 7, pages 219--242.

Tight contact structures and taut foliations

Ko Honda, William H Kazez, Gordana Matic

Abstract. We show the equivalence of several notions in the theory of taut foliations and the theory of tight contact structures. We prove equivalence, in certain cases, of existence of tight contact structures and taut foliations.

Keywords. Tight, contact structure, taut foliation

AMS subject classification. Primary: 57M50. Secondary: 53C15.

DOI: 10.2140/gt.2000.4.219

E-print: arXiv:math.GT/0010138

Submitted to GT on 21 April 2000. (Revised 20 July 2000.) Paper accepted 1 September 2000. Paper published 12 September 2000.

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Ko Honda, William H Kazez, Gordana Matic
Mathematics Department, University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602, USA
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