Algebraic & Geometric Topology

Correction to “Open books and configurations of symplectic surfaces”

David T Gay

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We correct the main theorem in ‘Open books and configurations of symplectic surfaces’ [Alg. Geom. Top. 3 (2003) 569–586] and its proof. As originally stated, the theorem gave conditions on a configuration of symplectic surfaces in a symplectic 4–manifold under which we could construct a model neighborhood with concave boundary and describe explicitly the open book supporting the contact structure on the boundary. The statement should have included constraints on the areas of the surfaces.

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Algebr. Geom. Topol., Volume 3, Number 2 (2003), 1275-1276.

Received: 1 December 2003
First available in Project Euclid: 21 December 2017

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Primary: 57R17: Symplectic and contact topology
Secondary: 57N10: Topology of general 3-manifolds [See also 57Mxx] 57N13: Topology of $E^4$ , $4$-manifolds [See also 14Jxx, 32Jxx]

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Gay, David T. Correction to “Open books and configurations of symplectic surfaces”. Algebr. Geom. Topol. 3 (2003), no. 2, 1275--1276. doi:10.2140/agt.2003.3.1275.

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