Braids for Pretzel Knots
M. Suffczyński
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotników 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw, Poland
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Received: October 26, 2000
The words of braid closures for the pretzel knots, in particular the twist knots relevant to molecular supercoils in biochemistry, are recorded in a standardized form, which enables one to see the regular pattern of the words, and thus to write the braid words representing pretzel knots for general values of the crossing number.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.98.663
PACS numbers: 02.40.-k, 36.20.-r, 87.10.+e, 87.15.-v