Algebraic and Geometric Topology 5 (2005), paper no. 42, pages 1027-1050.

A search method for thin positions of links

Daniel J. Heath, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi

Abstract. We give a method for searching for thin positions of a given link.

Keywords. Knot, link, thin position, search method

AMS subject classification. Primary: 57M25. Secondary: 57M99.

E-print: arXiv:math.GT/0408003

DOI: 10.2140/agt.2005.5.1027

Submitted: 21 September 2004. Accepted: 2 August 2005. Published: 25 August 2005.

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Daniel J. Heath, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
Mathematics Department, Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447, USA
Department of Mathematics, Nara Women's University
Kitauoya Nishimachi, Nara 630, Japan

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