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A note on regular isotopy of singular links

Author: Chichen M. Tsau
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 129 (2001), 2497-2502
MSC (2000): Primary 57M25
Published electronically: January 18, 2001
MathSciNet review: 1823937
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Abstract: We show that two isotopic oriented 4-valent singular link diagrams with transverse intersections are regularly isotopic if and only if they have the same writhe and the same rotation number.

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Chichen M. Tsau
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Computer Science, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 63103

Keywords: Singular link, diagram, generalized Reidemeister moves, writhe, rotation number, regular isotopy
Received by editor(s): December 13, 1999
Published electronically: January 18, 2001
Communicated by: Ronald A. Fintushel
Article copyright: © Copyright 2001 American Mathematical Society

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