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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 571-578

Minimizing the presentation of a kont group

Department of Mathematics, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana 70402, USA

Received 12 October 1984

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A method for calculating the fundamental group of a knot is given. This method can be used to obtain group presentations with fewer generators and relators than other methods.