Nonlooseness of nonloose knots

Kenneth L. Baker, Sinem Onaran

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A Legendrian or transverse knot in an overtwisted contact 3–manifold is nonloose if its complement is tight and loose if its complement is overtwisted. We define three measures of the extent of nonlooseness of a nonloose knot and show they are distinct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1031-1066
Number of pages36
JournalAlgebraic and Geometric Topology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 22 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geometry and Topology


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