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Mathematics > Geometric Topology

Title: Algorithms for recognizing knots and 3-manifolds

Authors: Joel Hass
Abstract: This is a survey paper on algorithms for solving problems in 3-dimensional topology. In particular, it discusses Haken's approach to the recognition of the unknot, and recent variations.
Comments: 17 Pages, 7 figures, to appear in Chaos, Fractals and Solitons
Subjects: Geometric Topology (math.GT)
MSC classes: 57M25; 68Q25
Cite as: arXiv:math/9712269 [math.GT]
  (or arXiv:math/9712269v1 [math.GT] for this version)

Submission history

From: Joel Hass [view email]
[v1] Tue, 30 Dec 1997 23:11:44 GMT (59kb)