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Maximal Bennequin numbers and Kauffman polynomials of positive links


Author: Toshifumi Tanaka
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 127 (1999), 3427-3432
MSC (1991): Primary 57M50, 57M25
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-99-04983-7
Published electronically: May 6, 1999
MathSciNet review: 1616601
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Abstract: By using results of Yamada and of Yokota, concerning link diagrams and link polynomials, we give some relationships between maximal Bennequin numbers and Kauffman polynomials of positive links.


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Toshifumi Tanaka
Affiliation: Graduate School of Mathematics, Kyushu University, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Higashiku, Fukuoka, 812-8581 Japan
Email: ttanaka@math.kyushu-u.ac.jp

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-99-04983-7
Keywords: Positive links, Bennequin number, Kauffman polynomial
Received by editor(s): September 27, 1997
Received by editor(s) in revised form: February 6, 1998
Published electronically: May 6, 1999
Communicated by: Ronald A. Fintushel
Article copyright: © Copyright 1999 American Mathematical Society