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On knots that are universal


Montesinos Amilibia, José María y Hilden, Hugh Michael y Lozano Imízcoz, María Teresa (1985) On knots that are universal. Topology. An International Journal of Mathematics, 24 (4). pp. 49-504. ISSN 0040-9383

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The authors construct a cover S3→S3 branched over the "figure eight" knot with preimage the "roman link" and a cover S3→S3 branched over the roman link with preimage containing the Borromean rings L. Since L is universal (i.e. every closed, orientable 3-manifold can be represented as a covering of S3 branched over L) it follows that the "figure eight'' knot is universal, thereby answering a question of Thurston in the affirmative. More generally, it is shown that every rational knot or link which is not toroidal is universal

Tipo de documento:Artículo
Materias:Ciencias > Matemáticas > Topología
Código ID:17185

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