An-annular Complexes in 3-manifolds

  • Yo’av Rieck
  • Published 2005


Given a non-Haken, non Seifert fibred manifold we describe an algorithm that takes 2 (not necessarily distinct) Heegaard surfaces and produces a complex with certain useful properties (Properties 5.1). Our main tool is Rubinstein and Scharlemann’s Cerf theoretic work ([5]). 

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