Eliminate each knot crossing by connecting each of the strands coming into the crossing to the adjacent strand leaving the crossing. The resulting strands no longer cross but form instead a set of nonintersecting Circles called Seifert circles.

**References**

Adams, C. C. *The Knot Book: An Elementary Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Knots.* New York:
W. H. Freeman, p. 96, 1994.

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