The crossing number and maximal bridge length of a knot diagram

A. Stoimenow
2003 Pacific Journal of Mathematics  
We give examples showing that Kidwell's inequality for the maximal degree of the Brandt-Lickorish-Millett-Ho polynomial is in general not sharp.
doi:10.2140/pjm.2003.210.189 fatcat:csiixtumbjfepjbceiyacbywnu