Stick knots

Eric Furstenberg, Jie Li, Jodi Schneider

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In this paper, we will examine the limitations of the superbridge index in providing lower bounds for the stick number of knots, introduce a new invariant which may improve lower bounds on stick number, and discuss how Conway's continued fraction notation for knots may be used to obtain new upper bounds for the stick number of certain infinite classes of knots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-568
Number of pages8
JournalChaos, Solitons and Fractals
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • stick knots
  • knot theory
  • mathematics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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