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Links, bridge number, and width trees

@article{He2020LinksBN,
  title={Links, bridge number, and width trees},
  author={Qidong He and Scott A. Taylor},
  journal={arXiv: Geometric Topology},
  year={2020}
}
To each link $L$ in $S^3$ we associate a collection of certain labelled directed trees, called width trees. We interpret some classical and new topological link invariants in terms of these width trees and show how the geometric structure of the width trees can bound the values of these invariants from below. We also show that each width tree is associated with a knot in $S^3$ and that if it also meets a high enough "distance threshold" it is, up to a certain equivalence, the unique width tree… Expand

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