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Two-Component Link Symmetries

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A mathematical knot is a closed curve in a three-dimensional space that does not intersect itself, while a link is two or more such curves that do not intersect each other. We consider the ``intrinsic'' symmetry group of a two-component link L which records directly whether L is isotopic to a link obtained by reversing the orientation of the ambient space, reversing the orientations of the components, or permuting the components of L. It is a subgroup of the Whitten group, the group of all such isotopies.
subject
Link Symmetries
contributor
Cornish, James Stevens (author)
Parsley, Jason (committee chair)
Howards, Hugh (committee member)
Raynor, Sarah (committee member)
date
2012-06-12T08:36:05Z (accessioned)
2012-06-12T08:36:05Z (available)
2012 (issued)
degree
Mathematics (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/37308 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Two-Component Link Symmetries
type
Thesis

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