12-2021

Dissertation

#### Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (PhD)

#### Department

Mathematical Sciences

Jeremy Van Horn-Morris

Yo'av Rieck

Matthew Clay

Matthew Day

#### Keywords

Grid Diagrams, Knots, Legendrian, Singular Links

#### Abstract

If $\Lambda_{1}^{\ast}$ and $\Lambda_{2}^{\ast}$ are two oriented singular Legendrian links that are Legendrian isotopic, we first construct front diagram representations of $\Lambda_{1}^{\ast}$ and $\Lambda_{2}^{\ast}$ that have a natural allowable singular gird diagram associated to them. These allowable singular grid diagrams will always correspond to singular Legendrian links. The grid Legendrian invariants, $\lambda^{\pm}$, in the nonsingular grid homology theory have a natural extension to the singular grid theory, and are natural under the newly defined singular grid moves. This gives an invariant of singular Legendrian links, and in fact, a broader class of singular links.

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