Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics


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Volume 5, Issue 3, 2011, pp. 673–681
DOI: 10.4171/GGD/143

Published online: 2011-06-18

How to read the length of a braid from its curve diagram

Bert Wiest[1]

(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