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Morse functions and flows on nonorientable surfaces


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The present paper deals with the correspondence between Morse functions and flows on nonorientable surfaces. It is proved that for every Morse flow with an indexing of saddle points on a nonorientable surface there is a unique Morse function, up to a fiber equivalence, such that its gradient flow is trajectory equivalent to the initial flow, and the values of the function in the saddle points are ordered according to the indexing. The algorithm for constructing the Morse function from a Morse flow with an indexing is given. Reeb graphs and 3-graphs, which assign Morse functions and the corresponding Morse flows with the number of the saddle points less than $3$ are presented.


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TitleMorse functions and flows on nonorientable surfaces
SourceMethods Funct. Anal. Topology, Vol. 15 (2009), no. 3, 251-258
MathSciNet MR2567309
CopyrightThe Author(s) 2009 (CC BY-SA)

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D. P. Lychak
Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv University, Kyiv, Ukraine

A. O. Prishlyak
Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv University, Kyiv, Ukraine 


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D. P. Lychak and A. O. Prishlyak, Morse functions and flows on nonorientable surfaces, Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 15 (2009), no. 3, 251-258.


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@article {MFAT503,
    AUTHOR = {Lychak, D. P. and Prishlyak, A. O.},
     TITLE = {Morse functions and flows on nonorientable surfaces},
   JOURNAL = {Methods Funct. Anal. Topology},
  FJOURNAL = {Methods of Functional Analysis and Topology},
    VOLUME = {15},
      YEAR = {2009},
    NUMBER = {3},
     PAGES = {251-258},
      ISSN = {1029-3531},
       URL = {http://mfat.imath.kiev.ua/article/?id=503},
}


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