In this paper, we study a homotopy invariant cat(X, B, [ω]) on a pair (X, B) of finite CW complexes with respect to the cohomology class of a continuous closed 1-form ω. This is a generalisation of a Lusternik–Schnirelmann-category-type cat(X, [ω]), developed by Farber in [3, 4], studying the topology of a closed 1-form. This paper establishes the connection with the original notion cat(X, [ω]) and obtains analogous results on critical points and homoclinic cycles. We also provide a similar ‘cuplength’ lower bound for cat(X, B, [ω]).
(Received August 10 2009)
(Revised January 22 2010)
(Accepted February 21 2010)
(Online publication August 25 2010)
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