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On reducible braids and composite braids

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 May 2009

Stephen P. Humphries
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Department of MathematicsBrigham Young UniversityProvo, Utah 84604, USA
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The braid group on n strings Bn has a presentation as a group with generators σ1, …, σn−1 and relations

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Copyright © Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust 1994

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