**Beiträge zur Algebra und Geometrie
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Contributions to Algebra and Geometry

Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 359-365 (1998)

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Weierstrass Polynomials for Links

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Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen

Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark, Building 303, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark, e-mail: V.L.Hansen@mat.dtu.dk

**Abstract:** There is a natural way of identifying links in 3-space with polynomial covering spaces over the circle. Thereby any link in 3-space can be defined by a Weierstrass polynomial over the circle. The equivalence relation for covering spaces over the circle is, however, completely different from that for links in 3-space. This paper initiates a study of the connections between polynomial covering spaces over the circle and links in 3-space.

**Keywords:** polynomial covering space, Weierstrass polynomial, knot, link

**Classification (MSC91):** 57M12, 57M25

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