# Questions tagged [seifert-fiber-spaces]

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### Mapping class groups of Haken Seifert 3-manifolds (not small)

This is a somewhat broad question. I would like to get an idea of what is known about mapping class groups (MCG) of a Seifert manifold $M$, in particular how to systematically compute it.
I want to ...

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### Reference sought for Seifert fiber spaces

I seek a reference for what is surely a well known basic result about Seifert fibered 3-manifolds. Namely they are all obtained by Dehn-surgery along a regular Seifert fiber (and the surgery slope is ...

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### Seifert fiber space with homotopically trivial generic fiber

Let $X$ be a Seifert fiber space, that is, a 3-manifold which is a circle bundle over a 2-orbifold. Suppose all generic fiber of $X$ is homotopically trivial, can we prove that the universal cover of $...

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### Zero surgery on a Seifert fiber space

I have a problem with understanding what is a neighbourhood of a singular fiber in a Seifert fibered space coming from the zero surgery. For me a 3-manifold $Y$ is a SFS if it has a decomposition into ...

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### On the geometrization of double branched covers

I recently got into Lickorish's paper Prime knots and tangles and a question, which I didn't have the first time I read it, naturally emerged.
The Thurston-Perelman Geometrization Theorem asserts ...

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### Orbifold of the three-sphere (and lens spaces)

Think of the three-sphere as given by $\lbrace|z|^2+|w|^2=1, \;z,w\in \mathbb{C}^2\rbrace$. We can regard it in terms of Hopf coordinates
\begin{align*}
z&= \cos(\theta/2)e^{i(\phi+\psi)}\\
w&=...

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### Spin 4-manifold bounded by a mapping torus of tori

Consider a smooth torus endowed with the non-bounding spin structure. Pick a basis of its first homology and a diffeomorphism inducing the S-transformation
$\left(\begin{array}{cc} 0 & 1 \\-1 &...

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### Reference Request: Mapping Class Group of Seifert-Fibered spaces

It seems to be a well understood and old topic, but even after a few days of searching, I am having trouble finding a good/more pedagogical introduction to Mapping Class Group of Seifert-Fibered ...

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### Structure of foliations of codimension 2 on three dimensional torus

Is it possible to have a one-dimensional foliation on three dimensional torus such that the foliation has a trefoil knot as its leaf?
Moreover, does a one dimensional foliation on three dimensional ...

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### Trefoil Knot Seifert Minimal Surface Equation

I am not very familiar with knot theory nor with minimal surfaces, so I already apologize if my question appears too naive or simple :). I am trying to do the following:
Starting from a real ...

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### Is it known which links have Seifert fibered complements?

I believe many such links can be constructed by looking at a foliation similar to the hopf fibration, but the wrapping leaves replaced with $(p,q)$ torus knots. However, I'm interested in particular ...

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### Seifert fiberable manifolds with several Seifert fiberings

I have a question on Theorem 2.3 on page 34 of Hatcher's notes on 3-manifolds:
Hatcher: Notes on Basic 3-Manifold Topology.
Regarding the class d), it follows from Proposition 2.1 on page 31, that $M(...

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### Mapping class groups of small Seifert-fibred 3-manifolds

Are computations of the mapping class groups of small Seifert-fibred 3-manifolds recorded in some convenient location?
For most Seifert manifolds working out the mapping class group is easy-enough (...

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### Classification of fiber-preserving branched covers between Seifert fibered integer homology spheres

Is there an easy classification (and proof) of the possible branched covers between Seifert fibered integer homology spheres which are fiber-preserving and branched over fibers (or at least what the ...

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### Seifert Fibrations and their associated Spectral Sequence

In a somewhat limited setting, a Seifert Fibre Space is a 3-manifold $M$ with a "nice" decomposition into circles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seifert_fiber_space). That is, $M$ is decomposed into ...

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### Getting rid of exceptional fibers by passing to finite covers?

Consider a Seifert fiber space. Is it always possible to find a finite cover that is a circle bundle and the preimage of any fiber is a finite union of circles?