Definition of ordinary tangles

Definition of ordinary tangles

Higher-dimensional variants

Higher-dimensional tangles, i.e. $m$-manifold with corners embedded in the $n$-cube, were considered for instance in BaezDolan95. A “tame” definition of tangles that admit finite stratifications by their critical values was given in DornDouglas22.

See also

  • [[generalized tangle hypothesis]]
  • [[manifold diagram manifold diagrams]]


  • {#BaezDolan95} [[John Baez]] and [[James Dolan]], Higher-dimensional Algebra and Topological Quantum Field Theory 1995 (arXiv)

  • {#DornDouglas22} Christoph Dorn and Christopher Douglas, Manifold diagrams and tame tangles, 2022 (pdfs)