Legendrian links of topological unknots
Abstract
We use an estimate on the ThurstonBennequin invariant of a Legendrian link in terms of its Kauffmanpolynomial to show that links of topological unknots, e.g. the Borromean rings or the Whithead link, may not be represented by Legendrian links of Legendrian unknots.
 Publication:

arXiv Mathematics eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 1998
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.math/9810171
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/9810171
 Bibcode:
 1998math.....10171M
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Geometric Topology;
 Mathematics  Symplectic Geometry
 EPrint:
 3 pages, Latex2e, epsfig.tex A mistake in the references is corrected. Minor changes in order to avoid possible difficulties with the DVIfile are done