Ribbon knots, cabling, and handle decompositions

25 Mar 2020 Hom Jennifer Kang Sungkyung Park JungHwan

The fusion number of a ribbon knot is the minimal number of 1-handles needed to construct a ribbon disk. The strong homotopy fusion number of a ribbon knot is the minimal number of 2-handles in a handle decomposition of a ribbon disk complement... (read more)

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