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Gradient-like flows on 3-manifolds

  • K. A. de Rezende (a1)

In this paper, we determine properties that a Lyapunov graph must satisfy for it to be associated with a gradient-like flow on a closed orientable three-manifold. We also address the question of the realization of abstract Lyapunov graphs as gradient-like flows on three-manifolds and as a byproduct we prove a partial converse to the theorem which states the Morse inequalities for closed orientable three-manifolds. We also present cancellation theorems of non-degenerate critical points for flows which arise as realizations of canonical abstract Lyapunov graphs.

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Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems
  • ISSN: 0143-3857
  • EISSN: 1469-4417
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