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Handlebody Splittings of Compact 3-Manifolds with Boundary
Shin’ichi SUZUKI
Department of Mathematics
School of Education
Waseda University
Nishiwaseda 1-6-1
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 — Japan


Received: June 3, 2006
Accepted: August 7, 2006
This paper is dedicated to Professor Kunio Murasugi for his 75th birthday.


The purpose of this paper is to relate several generalizations of the notion of the Heegaard splitting of a closed 3-manifold to compact, orientable 3-manifolds with nonempty boundary.

Key words: 3-manifolds with boundary, Heegaard splittings.
2000 Mathematics Subject Classification:
57M50, 57M27, 57M99.