## EnglishEdit

### EtymologyEdit

After Robion Kirby (born 1938), American topologist.

### NounEdit

- (mathematics) A method in geometric topology for modifying framed links in the 3-sphere using a finite set of moves (the
*Kirby moves*).

Last modified on 18 May 2014, at 01:05
# Kirby calculus

## EnglishEdit

### EtymologyEdit

### NounEdit

After Robion Kirby (born 1938), American topologist.

- (mathematics) A method in geometric topology for modifying framed links in the 3-sphere using a finite set of moves (the
*Kirby moves*).