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Bi-paracontact structures and Legendre foliations

Authors
  • Montano, Beniamino Cappelletti
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Mar 18, 2010
Submission Date
Mar 06, 2010
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2996/kmj/1288962554
Source
arXiv
License
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Abstract

We study almost bi-paracontact structures on contact manifolds. We prove that if an almost bi-paracontact structure is defined on a contact manifold $(M,\eta)$, then under some natural assumptions of integrability, $M$ carries two transverse bi-Legendrian structures. Conversely, if two transverse bi-Legendrian structures are defined on a contact manifold, then $M$ admits an almost bi-paracontact structure. We define a canonical connection on an almost bi-paracontact manifold and we study its curvature properties, which resemble those of the Obata connection of an anti-hypercomplex (or complex-product) manifold. Further, we prove that any contact metric manifold whose Reeb vector field belongs to the $(\kappa,\mu)$-nullity distribution canonically carries an almost bi-paracontact structure and we apply the previous results to the theory of contact metric $(\kappa,\mu)$-spaces.

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