SCIPRESS FORMA
Forma, Vol. 14 (No. 4), pp. 269-277, 1999
Review

Are Borromean Links So Rare?

Slavik V. Jablan

The Mathematical Institute, 11001 Belgrade, Knez Mihailova 35, P. O. Box 367, Yugoslavia
E-mail: jablans@mi.sanu.ac.yu

(Received November 19, 1999; Accepted December 22, 1999)

Keywords: Knot Theory, Links, Borromean Links, Brunnean Links

Abstract. After describing classical Borromean links and their properties, Borromean property and Brunnean property are extended to n-component links (n > 3). Different known infinite classes of three-component Borromean links are described, as well as two new infinite classes of "prismatic" Borromean n-component links.


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