Publisher : Department of Mathematics, Kyungpook National University
DOI : 10.5666/KMJ.2012.52.3.245
Title & Authors
Lens Surgeries along the n-twisted Whitehead Link Kadokami, Teruhisa; Maruyama, Noriko; Shimozawa, Masafumi;
We determine lens surgeries (i.e. Dehn surgery yielding a lens space) along the n-twisted Whitehead link. To do so, we first give necessary conditions to yield a lens space from the Alexander polynomial of the link as: (1) n = 1 (i.e. the Whitehead link), and (2) one of surgery coefficients is 1, 2 or 3. Our interests are not only lens surgery itself but also how to apply the Alexander polynomial for this kind of problems.