In the third part of this series of papers, we establish several topological results that will become important for studying the long-time behavior of Ricci flows with surgery. In the first part of this paper we recall some elementary observations in the topology of –manifolds. The main part is devoted to the construction of certain simplicial complexes in a given –manifold that exhibit useful intersection properties with embedded, incompressible solid tori.
This paper is purely topological in nature and Ricci flows will not be used.
"Long-time behavior of $3$–dimensional Ricci flow, C: $3$–manifold topology and combinatorics of simplicial complexes in $3$–manifolds." Geom. Topol. 22 (2) 893 - 948, 2018. https://doi.org/10.2140/gt.2018.22.893