Maximally writhed real algebraic links

Friday, 29 September, 2017

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Oleg Viro introduced an invariant of rigid isotopy for real algebraic knots and links in RP3 which can be viewed as a first order Vassiliev invariant. In this paper we classify real algebraic links of degree d with the maximal value of this invariant in its two versions: w and w_\lambda.


Grigory Mikhalkin
Stepan Orevkov