Guts and Fibers

David Futer, Efstratia Kalfagianni, Jessica Purcell

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This chapter contains one of the main results of the manuscript, namely a calculation of the Euler characteristic of the guts of MA in Theorem 5.14. The calculation will be in terms of the number of essential product disks (EPDs) for MA which are complex, as in Definition 5.2, below.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGuts of Surfaces and the Colored Jones Polynomial
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783642333019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mathematics
ISSN (Print)0075-8434
ISSN (Electronic)1617-9692


  • Closed Braid
  • Colored Jones Polynomial
  • Euler Characteristic
  • Seifert Surface
  • Solid Torus

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