A rose link is a disjoint union of a finite number of unknots. Each unknot is considered a component of the link. We study rotationally symmetric rose links, those that can be rotated in a way that does not change their appearance or true form. Brown used link invariants to classify 3-component rose links; we categorize 4-component rose links using the HOMFLY polynomial.
Maria Stadnik, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Birmingham-Southern College
Creager, Julia and Patel, Nirja
"Classification of Four-Component Rotationally Symmetric Rose Links,"
Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal: Vol. 18
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholar.rose-hulman.edu/rhumj/vol18/iss1/8