Seifert Fiber Space

A Seifert fiber space is a 3-manifold together with a "nice" decomposition as a disjoint union of circles. In other words it is a -bundle (circle bundle) over a 2-dimensional orbifold. Most "small" 3-manifolds are Seifert fiber spaces, and they account for all compact oriented manifolds in 6 of the 8 Thurston geometries of the geometrization conjecture.

Read more about Seifert Fiber Space:  Definition, Classification, Fundamental Group, Positive Orbifold Euler Characteristic, Zero Orbifold Euler Characteristic, Negative Orbifold Euler Characteristic

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