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Brunnian Link

A Brunnian link is a set of $n$ linked loops such that each proper sublink is trivial, so that the removal of any component leaves a set of trivial unlinked Unknots. The Borromean Rings are the simplest example and have $n=3$.

See also Borromean Rings


Rolfsen, D. Knots and Links. Wilmington, DE: Publish or Perish Press, 1976.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein