Compressible Surface

Let L be a link in R^3 and let there be a disk D in the link complement R^3-L. Then a surface F such that D intersects F exactly in its boundary and its boundary does not bound another disk on F is called a compressible surface (Adams 1994, p. 86).

See also

Knot Complement

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Adams, C. C. The Knot Book: An Elementary Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Knots. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1994.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Compressible Surface." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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