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Computing boundary slopes of 2-bridge links

Research paper by Jim Hoste, Patrick D. Shanahan

Indexed on: 20 May '05Published on: 20 May '05Published in: Mathematics - Geometric Topology



Abstract

We describe an algorithm for computing boundary slopes of 2-bridge links. As an example, we work out the slopes of the links obtained by 1/k surgery on one component of the Borromean rings. A table of all boundary slopes of all 2-bridge links with 10 or less crossings is also included.