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Volume 25, Issue 5
$H(2)$-Unknotting Number of a Knot

Taizo Kanenobu & Yasuyuki Miyazawa

Commun. Math. Res., 25 (2009), pp. 433-460.

Published online: 2021-07

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An $H(2)$-move is a local move of a knot which is performed by adding a half-twisted band. It is known an $H(2)$-move is an unknotting operation. We define the $H(2)$-unknotting number of a knot $K$ to be the minimum number of $H(2)$-moves needed to transform K into a trivial knot. We give several methods to estimate the $H(2)$-unknotting number of a knot. Then we give tables of $H(2)$-unknotting numbers of knots with up to 9 crossings.

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knot, $H(2)$-move, $H(2)$-unknotting number, signature, Arf invariant, Jones polynomial, $Q$ polynomial.

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An $H(2)$-move is a local move of a knot which is performed by adding a half-twisted band. It is known an $H(2)$-move is an unknotting operation. We define the $H(2)$-unknotting number of a knot $K$ to be the minimum number of $H(2)$-moves needed to transform K into a trivial knot. We give several methods to estimate the $H(2)$-unknotting number of a knot. Then we give tables of $H(2)$-unknotting numbers of knots with up to 9 crossings.

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An $H(2)$-move is a local move of a knot which is performed by adding a half-twisted band. It is known an $H(2)$-move is an unknotting operation. We define the $H(2)$-unknotting number of a knot $K$ to be the minimum number of $H(2)$-moves needed to transform K into a trivial knot. We give several methods to estimate the $H(2)$-unknotting number of a knot. Then we give tables of $H(2)$-unknotting numbers of knots with up to 9 crossings.

Taizo Kanenobu & Yasuyuki Miyazawa. (2021). $H(2)$-Unknotting Number of a Knot. Communications in Mathematical Research . 25 (5). 433-460. doi:
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