Associated to every oriented link in the 3–sphere is its fundamental quandle and, for each , there is a certain quotient of the fundamental quandle called the –quandle of the link. We prove a conjecture of Przytycki which asserts that the –quandle of an oriented link in the 3–sphere is finite if and only if the fundamental group of the –fold cyclic branched cover of the 3–sphere, branched over , is finite. We do this by extending into the setting of –quandles, Joyce’s result that the fundamental quandle of a knot is isomorphic to a quandle whose elements are the cosets of the peripheral subgroup of the knot group. In addition to proving the conjecture, this relationship allows us to use the well-known Todd–Coxeter process to both enumerate the elements and find a multiplication table of a finite –quandle of a link. We conclude the paper by using Dunbar’s classification of spherical 3–orbifolds to determine all links in the 3–sphere with a finite –quandle for some .
"Links with finite $n$–quandles." Algebr. Geom. Topol. 17 (5) 2807 - 2823, 2017. https://doi.org/10.2140/agt.2017.17.2807