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Author Bartholomew, Andrew ♦ Fenn, Roger
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2010-01-28
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Mathematics
Subject Keyword Mathematics - Geometric Topology ♦ Mathematics - Commutative Algebra ♦ 57M25 ♦ math
Abstract In this paper we give the results of a computer search for biracks of small size and we give various interpretations of these findings. The list includes biquandles, racks and quandles together with new invariants of welded knots and examples of welded knots which are shown to be non-trivial by the new invariants. These can be used to answer various questions concerning virtual and welded knots. As an application we reprove the result that the Burau map from braids to matrices is non injective and give an example of a non-trivial virtual (welded) knot which cannot be distinguished from the unknot by any linear biquandles.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 14


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