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Computing boundary slopes of 2-bridge links

Authors: Jim Hoste and Patrick D. Shanahan
Journal: Math. Comp. 76 (2007), 1521-1545
MSC (2000): Primary 57M25
Published electronically: March 12, 2007
MathSciNet review: 2299787
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Abstract: We describe an algorithm for computing boundary slopes of 2-bridge links. As an example, we work out the slopes of the links obtained by $1/k$ surgery on one component of the Borromean rings. A table of all boundary slopes of all 2-bridge links with 10 or less crossings is also included.

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Jim Hoste
Affiliation: Pitzer College, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, California 91711
MR Author ID: 88610

Patrick D. Shanahan
Affiliation: Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
MR Author ID: 537475

Keywords: Knot, link, 2-bridge, boundary slope
Received by editor(s): May 24, 2005
Received by editor(s) in revised form: March 31, 2006
Published electronically: March 12, 2007
Article copyright: © Copyright 2007 American Mathematical Society
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