Lickorish-wallace-theorem meaning

(mathematics) The theorem that any closed, orientable, connected 3-manifold may be obtained by performing Dehn surgery on a framed link in the 3-sphere with ±1 surgery coefficients, and that each component of the link can be assumed to be unknotted.
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Origin of lickorish-wallace-theorem

  • The theorem was proved independently in the early 1960s by W. B. R. Lickorish and Andrew H. Wallace.
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