A skein approach to bennequin-type inequalities

Journal Article

We give a simple unified proof for several disparate bounds on Thurston-Bennequin number for Legendrian knots and self-linking number for transverse knots in 3, and provide a template for possible future bounds. As an application, we give sufficient conditions for some of these bounds to be sharp. © The Author 2008. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lenhard, NG

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2008 / 1

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1073-7928

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/imrn/rnn116