# Kirby calculus

## 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*).

After Robion Kirby (born 1938), American topologist.

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