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Department of Mathematics
Algorithmically detecting the bridge number of hyperbolic knots
- Author(s): Coward, Alexander
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://arxiv.org/pdf/0710.1262.pdf
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We exhibit an algorithm to determine the bridge number of a hyperbolic knot in the 3-sphere. The proof uses adaptations of almost normal surface theory for compact surfaces with boundary in ideally triangulated knot exteriors.
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