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Abstract by Samantha Sandberg

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Samantha Sandberg

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

Leslie Colton
Cory Glover
Mark Hughes

Abstract Infomation


Department

Mathematics

Faculty Advisor

Mark Hughes

Title

A Complete Set of Moves for Petal Words

Abstract

When working with knot projections, the standard method to determine whether two projections represent the same knot type is to create a sequence of Reidemeister moves connecting the first knot diagram to the second. We discuss a similar approach using petal projections and petal words of a knot. Petal projections, as defined by Adams' et. al., allow us to describe a knot using a finite sequence of integers, called a petal word. While each knot type has infinitely many petal words associated with it, we describe a sequence of moves which allows us to relate any two petal words representing the same knot type.