Brunnian Link

A Brunnian link is a set of n linked loops such that each proper sublink is trivial, so that the removal of any component leaves a set of trivial unlinked unknots. The Borromean rings are the simplest example and have n=3.

See also

Borromean Rings

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Livingston, C. Knot Theory. Washington, DC: Math. Assoc. Amer., p. 10, 1993.Rolfsen, D. Knots and Links. Wilmington, DE: Publish or Perish Press, 1976.

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