Algebraic & Geometric Topology
- Algebr. Geom. Topol.
- Volume 7, Number 1 (2007), 93-108.
Volumes of highly twisted knots and links
We show that for a large class of knots and links with complements in admitting a hyperbolic structure, we can determine bounds on the volume of the link complement from combinatorial information given by a link diagram. Specifically, there is a universal constant C such that if a knot or link admits a prime, twist reduced diagram with at least 2 twist regions and at least C crossings per twist region, then the link complement is hyperbolic with volume bounded below by 3.3515 times the number of twist regions in the diagram. C is at most 113.
Algebr. Geom. Topol., Volume 7, Number 1 (2007), 93-108.
Received: 21 April 2006
Revised: 3 January 2007
Accepted: 3 January 2007
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017
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Purcell, Jessica. Volumes of highly twisted knots and links. Algebr. Geom. Topol. 7 (2007), no. 1, 93--108. doi:10.2140/agt.2007.7.93. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.agt/1513796660