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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 19 (1996), Issue 2, Pages 267-278

On a class of exact locally conformal cosymlectic manifolds

1Department Wiskunde, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 B, Leuven B – 3000, Belgium
259 Avenue Emile Zola, Paris 75015, France

Received 6 May 1993; Revised 1 June 1994

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An almost cosymplectic manifold M is a (2m+1)-dimensional oriented Riemannian manifold endowed with a 2-form Ω of rank 2m, a 1-form η such that Ωm Λ η0 and a vector field ξ satisfying iξΩ=0 and η(ξ)=1. Particular cases were considered in [3] and [6].

Let (M,g) be an odd dimensional oriented Riemannian manifold carrying a globally defined vector field T such that the Riemannian connection is parallel with respect to T. It is shown that in this case M is a hyperbolic space form endowed with an exact locally conformal cosymplectic structure. Moreover T defines an infinitesimal homothety of the connection forms and a relative infinitesimal conformal transformation of the curvature forms.

The existence of a structure conformal vector field C on M is proved and their properties are investigated. In the last section, we study the geometry of the tangent bundle of an exact locally conformal cosymplectic manifold.