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Every two-generator knot is prime

Author: F. H. Norwood
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 86 (1982), 143-147
MSC: Primary 57M25
MathSciNet review: 663884
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Abstract: Theorem. Every two-generator knot is prime. The proof gives conditions under which a free product with amalgamation cannot be generated by two elements. An example is given of a composite one-relator link.

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PII: S 0002-9939(1982)0663884-7
Keywords: One-relator knot, free product with amalgamation
Article copyright: © Copyright 1982 American Mathematical Society

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