We examine open books with powers of fibered Dehn twists as monodromy. The resulting contact manifolds can be thought of as Boothby- Wang orbibundles over symplectic orbifolds. Using the mean Euler characteristic of equivariant symplectic homology we can distinguish these contact manifolds and hence show that some fibered Dehn twists are not symplectically isotopic to the identity relative to the boundary. This complements results of Biran and Giroux.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geometry and Topology