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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 October 2008

Maria Teresa Lozano
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain


A Haken manifold is a compact, orientable, irreducible 3-manifold which contains a properly embedded 2-sided, incompressible surface of positive genus. These manifolds are important in connection with the work of Haken, Waldhausen and the more recent work of Thurston (8). Thus it is interesting to investigate criteria for testing incompressible surfaces on 3-manifolds.

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Copyright © Cambridge Philosophical Society 1983

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