# 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.

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