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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 32, Issue 8, Pages 481-490

Chern classes of integral submanifolds of some contact manifolds

Department of Equations, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Transilvania University of Braşov, Romania

Received 10 March 2002

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A complex subbundle of the normal bundle to an integral submanifold of the contact distribution in a Sasakian manifold is given. The geometry of this bundle is investigated and some results concerning its Chern classes are obtained.