@inproceedings{MORIAH2006HeegaardSO,
title={Heegaard splittings of knot exteriors},
author={YOAV MORIAH},
year={2006}
}

YOAV MORIAH

Published 2006

The goal of this paper is to offer a comprehensive exposition of the current knowledge about Heegaard splittings of exteriors of knots in the 3-sphere. The exposition is done with a historical perspective as to how ideas developed and by whom. Several new notions are introduced and some facts about them are proved. In particular the concept of a 1/n-primitive meridian. It is then proved that if a knot K ⊂ S3 has a 1/n-primitive meridian; then nK = K# · · · #K n-times has a Heegaard splitting of… CONTINUE READING