### Abstract

Let/be an immersion of the oriented circle in the oriented sphere. Let the image lie in general position and have tangent winding number t with respect to some point oe in its complement. The extensions of/to an orientation preserving immersion of the disc are classified up to topological equivalence by the (0, i(l — i-))-assemblages induced by a star of rays from oo to the complementary components of the curve. Applications to the classification problem of stable maps between closed surfaces are also discussed.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 87-93 |

Number of pages | 7 |

Journal | Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society |

Volume | 41 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Nov 1973 |

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*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society*,

*41*(1), 87-93. https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1973-0321112-0

**Spherical curves that bound immersed discs.** / Francis, George K.

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*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society*, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 87-93. https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1973-0321112-0

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