### Abstract

The question of whether ribbon-disc complements-or, equivalently, standard 2-complexes over labelled oriented trees-are aspherical is of great importance for Whitehead's asphericity conjecture and, if solved affirmatively, would imply a combinatorial proof of the asphericity of knot complements. W e present here two classes of diagrammatically reducible labelled oriented trees.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 285-294 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Journal | Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society |

Volume | 44 |

Issue number | 2 |

State | Published - 2001 |

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### Keywords

- 2-complexes
- Asphericity
- Knot groups
- Labelled oriented trees

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematics(all)

### Cite this

*Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society*,

*44*(2), 285-294.

**Aspherical labelled oriented trees and knots.** / Huck, Guenther P; Rosebrock, Stephan.

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*Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society*, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 285-294.

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