Oriented Link

An oriented link is a link for which each connected component has been given an orientation. As oriented links are equivalent, if there is an orientation preserving homeomorphism of three-space which sends one link to the other, assignments of different orientations to the different components of a link will often result in inequivalent oriented links.

See also

Link, Oriented Knot

This entry contributed by Rasmus Hedegaard

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Cerf, C. "Atlas of Oriented Knots and Links." Topology Atlas Invited Contributions 3, No. 2, 1-32, 1998.

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