We provide a simple algorithm which produces a (branched) standard spine of a 3-manifold presented by surgery along a framed link in S^3, giving an explicit upper bound on the complexity of the spine in terms of the complexity of a diagram of the link. As a corollary, we get an easy constructive proof of Casler’s result on the existence of a standard spine for a closed 3-manifold. We also describe an o-graph which represents the spine.

An algorithm producing a standard spine of a 3-manifold presented by surgery along a link

AMENDOLA, GENNARO
2002

Abstract

We provide a simple algorithm which produces a (branched) standard spine of a 3-manifold presented by surgery along a framed link in S^3, giving an explicit upper bound on the complexity of the spine in terms of the complexity of a diagram of the link. As a corollary, we get an easy constructive proof of Casler’s result on the existence of a standard spine for a closed 3-manifold. We also describe an o-graph which represents the spine.
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Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11389/1318
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