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Knots prime on many strings


Author: Steven A. Bleiler
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 282 (1984), 385-401
MSC: Primary 57M25; Secondary 57M12, 57N10
MathSciNet review: 728719
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Abstract: A study is made of the factorization of prime knots into tangles. Several infinite families of knots which do not factor into prime tangles are examined, and a new characterization of knot primality is developed.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1984-0728719-9
Keywords: Prime knot, tangle, irreducible $ 3$-manifold, string primality of knots
Article copyright: © Copyright 1984 American Mathematical Society