Asian Journal of Mathematics
Volume 21 (2017)
A combinatorial algorithm for computing higher order linking numbers
Pages: 265 – 286
We develop the intersection theory at relative chain-cochain level, and apply it along with the use of Seifert disks for an oriented link to give a combinatorial algorithm to compute Massey’s higher order linking numbers and therefore Milnor numbers.
linking number, higher order linking number, cohomology operation, knots, links, Seifert disks, intersection product, cup product, Massey product
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
Paper received on 8 August 2014.