Totally knotted Seifert surfaces with accidental peripherals
Makoto Ozawa and Yukihiro Tsutsumi
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 131 (2003), 3945-3954
Primary 57M25; Secondary 57N10
April 30, 2003
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Abstract: We show that if there exists an essential accidental surface in the knot exterior, then a closed accidental surface also exists. As its corollary, we know boundary slopes of accidental essential surfaces are integral or meridional. It is shown that an accidental incompressible Seifert surface in knot exteriors in is totally knotted. Examples of satellite knots with arbitrarily high genus Seifert surfaces with accidental peripherals are given, and a Haken 3-manifold which contains a hyperbolic knot with an accidental incompressible Seifert surface of genus one is also given.
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Department of Mathematics, School of Education, Waseda University, Nishiwaseda 1-6-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
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Natural Science Faculty, Faculty of Letters, Komazawa University, 1-23-1 Komazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 154-8525, Japan
Department of Mathematics, Keio University, Hiyoshi 3-14-1, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522, Japan
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The first author was supported in part by Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Japanese Junior Scientists
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