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Alexander's and Markov's theorems in dimension four

Author: Seiichi Kamada
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 31 (1994), 64-67
MSC: Primary 57Q45; Secondary 57M25
MathSciNet review: 1254074
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Abstract: Alexander's and Markov's theorems state that any link type in $ {R^3}$ is represented by a closed braid and that such representations are related by some elementary operations called Markov moves. We generalize the notion of a braid to that in 4-dimensional space and establish an analogue of these theorems.

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