Computable Legendrian Invariants

@inproceedings{NgComputableLI,
  title={Computable Legendrian Invariants},
  author={Lenhard L. Ng}
}
We establish tools to facilitate the computation and application of the Chekanov-Eliashberg differential graded algebra (DGA), a Legendrian-isotopy invariant of Legendrian knots and links in standard contact three-space. More specifically, we reformulate the DGA in terms of front projections, and introduce the characteristic algebra, a new invariant derived from the DGA. We use our techniques to distinguish between several previously indistinguishable Legendrian knots and links. 
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