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Distance of bridge surfaces for links with essential meridional spheres

### Yeonhee Jang

Vol. 267 (2014), No. 1, 121–130
##### Abstract

Bachman and Schleimer gave an upper bound for the distance of a bridge surface of a knot in a 3-manifold which admits an essential surface in the exterior. Here we give a sharper upper bound for the distance of a bridge surface of a link when the manifold admits an essential meridional sphere in the exterior.

##### Keywords
bridge surfaces for links, distance of bridge surfaces
Primary: 57M25