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How to read the length of a braid from its curve diagram

  • Bert Wiest

    Université de Rennes I, France
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Abstract

We prove that the Garside length of a braid is equal to a winding-number type invariant of the curve diagram of the braid.

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Bert Wiest, How to read the length of a braid from its curve diagram. Groups Geom. Dyn. 5 (2011), no. 3, pp. 673–681

DOI 10.4171/GGD/143