Algebraic & Geometric Topology

Cosmetic surgery and the link volume of hyperbolic $3$–manifolds

Yo’av Rieck and Yasushi Yamashita

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Abstract

We prove that for any V > 0 there exists a hyperbolic manifold MV such that Vol(MV ) < 2.03 and LinkVol(MV ) > V . This was conjectured by the authors in [Algebr. Geom. Topol. 13 (2013) 927–958, Conjecture 1.3].

The proof requires study of cosmetic surgery on links (equivalently, fillings of manifolds with boundary tori). There is no bound on the number of components of the link (or boundary components). For statements, see the second part of the introduction. Here are two examples of the results we obtain:

  1. Let K be a component of a link L in S3. Then “most” slopes on K cannot be completed to a cosmetic surgery on L, unless K becomes a component of a Hopf link.
  2. Let X be a manifold and ϵ > 0. Then all but finitely many hyperbolic manifolds obtained by filling X admit a geodesic shorter than ϵ. (Note that it is not true that there are only finitely many fillings fulfilling this condition.)

Article information

Source
Algebr. Geom. Topol., Volume 16, Number 6 (2016), 3445-3521.

Dates
Received: 1 October 2015
Revised: 24 February 2016
Accepted: 27 March 2016
First available in Project Euclid: 16 November 2017

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.agt/1510841266

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.2140/agt.2016.16.3445

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3584264

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1358.57008

Subjects
Primary: 57M12: Special coverings, e.g. branched 57M50: Geometric structures on low-dimensional manifolds

Keywords
link volume hyperbolic volume cosmetic surgery Dehn surgery 3–manifolds hyperbolic manifolds branched covering

Citation

Rieck, Yo’av; Yamashita, Yasushi. Cosmetic surgery and the link volume of hyperbolic $3$–manifolds. Algebr. Geom. Topol. 16 (2016), no. 6, 3445--3521. doi:10.2140/agt.2016.16.3445. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.agt/1510841266


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