Osaka Journal of Mathematics

Simple ribbon moves for links

Kazuaki Kobayashi, Tetsuo Shibuya, and Tatsuya Tsukamoto

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We introduce and study local moves for links, called simple ribbon moves. We also introduce a complexity of links, called the $h$-complexity, which coincides with the genus in the case of knots, and we show that simple ribbon moves never reduce the $h$-complexities of links.

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Osaka J. Math., Volume 51, Number 3 (2014), 545-573.

First available in Project Euclid: 23 October 2014

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Primary: 57M25: Knots and links in $S^3$ {For higher dimensions, see 57Q45}


Kobayashi, Kazuaki; Shibuya, Tetsuo; Tsukamoto, Tatsuya. Simple ribbon moves for links. Osaka J. Math. 51 (2014), no. 3, 545--573.

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