Asian Journal of Mathematics

Volume 9 (2005)

Number 1

Lutz Twist and Contact Surgery

Pages: 57 – 64



Fan Ding

Hansjorg Geiges

Andras I. Stipsicz


For any knot T transverse to a given contact structure on a 3-manifold, we exhibit a Legendrian two-component link L = L1 square cup L2 such that T equals the transverse push-off of L1 and contact (+1)-surgery has the same effect as a Lutz twist along T.

Published 1 January 2005