Classical knot invariants

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Keller 3-180
Jennifer Schultens (University of California, Davis)
Knots can be distinguished via invariants. Invariants measure different aspects of knottedness. Crossing number, bridge number, tunnel number and unknotting number provide distinct insights. Moreover, the behavior of these invariants under connected sum deserves closer scrutiny.
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