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Kirby calculus

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Context

Manifolds and cobordisms

Knot theory

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Idea

What is called Kirby calculus is a way of identifying/classifying 3-manifolds in terms of Dehn surgery along links in the 3-sphere.

References

The original article is

  • Rob Kirby, A Calculus for Framed Links in S 3S^3. Inventiones Mathematicae, vol. 45 (1978), pp. 35–56 (dml:142535)

See also

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