On the rotation class of knotted Legendrian tori in R5


In this paper we show how to combinatorially compute the rotation class of a large family of embedded Legendrian tori in R5 with the standard contact form. In particular, we give a formula to compute the Maslov index for any loop on the torus and compute the Maslov number of the Legendrian torus. These formulas are a necessary component in computing contact homology. Our methods use a new way to represent knotted Legendrian tori called Lagrangian hypercube diagrams.

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Topology and its Applications