Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici

, Volume 65, Issue 1, pp 104–113 | Cite as

Representation of links by braids: A new algorithm

  • Pierre Vogel


Free Edge Mapping Class Group Elementary Operation Elementary Transformation Initial Vertex 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Vogel
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  1. 1.Université de Nantes, Département de MathématiquesNantes Cedex 03France

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