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Indian Statistical Institute

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Doctoral Thesis

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Doctor of Philosophy

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Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit (TSMU-Kolkata)


Datta, Mahuya (TSMU-Kolkata; ISI)

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A foliation on a manifold M can be informally thought of as a partition of M into injectively immersed submanifolds, called leaves. In this thesis we study foliations whose leaves carry some specific geometric structures.The thesis consists of two parts. In the first part we classify foliations on open manifolds whose leaves are either locally conformal symplectic or contact manifolds. These foliations can be described by some higher geometric structures - namely the Poisson and the Jacobi structures. In the second part of the thesis, we consider foliations on open contact manifolds whose leaves are contact submanifolds of the ambient space.Theory of h-principle plays the central role in deriving the main results of the thesis. It is a theory rich in topological techniques to solve partial differential relations which arise in connection with topology and geometry. All the geometric structures mentioned above satisfy some differential conditions and that brings us into the realm of the h-principle theory.


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