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Composite ribbon number one knots have two-bridge summands

Authors: Steven A. Bleiler and Mario Eudave Muñoz
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 321 (1990), 231-243
MSC: Primary 57M25
MathSciNet review: 968881
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Abstract: A composite ribbon knot which can be sliced with a single band move has a two-bridge summand.

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Keywords: Ribbon knot, ribbon number, Scharlemann cycle, pure level circuit
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