Transactions of the American Mathematical Society

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Covering moves

Author: R. Piergallini
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 325 (1991), 903-920
MSC: Primary 57M12; Secondary 57N10
MathSciNet review: 1010413
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Abstract: In this paper we give a positive answer to a long standing question posed by Montesinos, by introducing new covering moves, in order to relate any two colored diagrams representing the same $ 3$-manifold as simple branched $ 3$-covering of $ {S^3}$.

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Keywords: Branched covering, covering move, $ 3$-manifold, colored link
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