By Louis H. Kauffman

ISBN-10: 048645052X

ISBN-13: 9780486450520

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The number of mi!! 1W.. t....!. There is good computational evidence for this conjecture. We shall compute one example at the end of the section. 3 we need an indexing of regions due to Alexander «(1]). Each region is assigned an integer index so that adjacent regions by one. hav~ indices differing The increase or decrease of index from region to region depends upon the orientation of the intervening boundary as in the schema below. ~ hl. 22!. pattern Every universe has an Alexander indeXing.

45 clockwise~, to', 2. Each exchange site marker rotates 3. For markers that move, those at sites between the midline and the top or bottom will turn a total ot 180· clockwise, while those markers at selfinteraction sites of the midline will turn a total of 360· clockwise. 4. If A is an atom in the decomposition of the midline, and it A has a cusp rider, then every marker on A will turn. 5. Call an atom involved it all of its markers turn in the tactorization. It A is involved, and A < B, then B is involved.

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