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A simple proof of the fundamental theorem of Kirby calculus on links


Author: Ning Lu
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 331 (1992), 143-156
MSC: Primary 57M25; Secondary 57N10
MathSciNet review: 1065603
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Abstract: In this paper, we relate surgeries on links and Heegaard decompositions, relate framed links and surface mapping classes, and give a simple proof of the fundamental theorem of Kirby calculus on links by the presentation of the surface mapping class groups.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1992-1065603-2
Article copyright: © Copyright 1992 American Mathematical Society