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By Christian Kassel

In this well-written presentation, prompted by means of various examples and difficulties, the authors introduce the fundamental concept of braid teams, highlighting a number of definitions that convey their equivalence; this is often by means of a therapy of the connection among braids, knots and hyperlinks. vital effects then deal with the linearity and orderability of the topic. appropriate extra fabric is integrated in 5 huge appendices.

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