Algebraic and Geometric Topology 5 (2005), paper no. 33, pages 769-784.

Pinwheels and bypasses

Ko Honda, William H. Kazez and Gordana Matic

Abstract. We give a necessary and sufficient condition for the addition of a collection of disjoint bypasses to a convex surface to be universally tight -- namely the nonexistence of a polygonal region which we call a virtual pinwheel.

Keywords. Tight, contact structure, bypass, pinwheel, convex surface

AMS subject classification. Primary: 57M50. Secondary: 53C15.

E-print: arXiv:math.GT/0501354

DOI: 10.2140/agt.2005.5.769

Submitted: 21 January 2005. Accepted: 31 May 2005. Published: 23 July 2005.

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Ko Honda, William H. Kazez and Gordana Matic

KH: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
WHK and GM: University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA



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