Abstract

We determine a class of knots, which includes unknotting number one knots, within which Khovanov homology detects the unknot. A corollary is that the Khovanov homology of many satellite knots, including the Whitehead double, detects the unknot.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6377
Print ISSN
0002-9327
Pages
pp. 1339-1345
Launched on MUSE
2010-10-16
Open Access
No
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