Perko Pair


The Perko pair is the pair of knots 10_(161) and 10_(162) illustrated above. For many years, they were listed as separate knots in Little (1885) and all similar tables, including the pictorial enumeration of Rolfsen (1976, Appendix C). They were identified as identical by Perko (1974), who found that they are related to one another by the so-called Perko move (Perko 1974, Hoste et al. 1998). Although these knots are equivalent, their diagrams have different writhes (Hoste et al. 1998).

See also

Perko Move

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Hoste, J.; Thistlethwaite, M.; and Weeks, J. "The First 1701936 Knots." Math. Intell. 20, 33-48, Fall 1998.Little, C. N. "On Knots, with a Census of Order Ten." Trans. Connecticut Acad. Sci. 18, 374-378, 1885.Livingston, C. Knot Theory. Washington, DC: Math. Assoc. Amer., p. 10, 1993.Perko, K. A. Jr. "On the Classification of Knots." Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 45, 262-266, 1974.Rolfsen, D. "Table of Knots and Links." Appendix C in Knots and Links. Wilmington, DE: Publish or Perish Press, pp. 280-287, 1976.

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