Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics
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Published online: 2011-06-18
How to read the length of a braid from its curve diagramBert Wiest (1) Université de Rennes I, France
We prove that the Garside length of a braid is equal to a winding-number type invariant of the curve diagram of the braid.
Keywords: Braid group, Garside group, curve diagram
Wiest Bert: How to read the length of a braid from its curve diagram. Groups Geom. Dyn. 5 (2011), 673-681. doi: 10.4171/GGD/143