Montesinos Links

David Futer, Efstratia Kalfagianni, Jessica Purcell

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In this chapter, we study state surfaces of Montesinos links, and calculate their guts. Our main result is Theorem 8.6. In that theorem, we show that for every sufficiently complicated Montesinos link K, either K or its mirror image admits an A-adequate diagram D such that the quantity ||Ec|| of Definition 5.9 vanishes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGuts of Surfaces and the Colored Jones Polynomial
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783642333019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

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


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