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Equipped with this, we are now able to define twisted duality. 16. Embedded graphs G and H are twisted duals if there exist A1 , . . , An ⊆ E(G) and g1 , . . , gn ∈ G such that H = Gg1 (A1 )g2 (A2 )···gn (An ) . Consistent with our previous terminology we can regard the act of taking a twisted dual as an operation which we call twisted duality. 13 shows the formation of three twisted duals of a ribbon graph G. The set of twisted duals of the plane 2-cycle is shown in Fig. 14. 38 2 Generalised Dualities 2 1 t (2) t (1) 2 2 1 2 1 t (1) or d (2) t (2) 1 or d (1) d (2) d (1) d (1) or d (2) 1 1 = 2 2 t (1) or t (2) 1 1 = 2 2 Fig.

11c. While not all 4-regular embedded graphs admit checkerboard colourings, we have seen that all medial graphs do. 9. Let F be a plane graph. 1. e. all vertices have even degree). 2. If F is 4-regular, then it is checkerboard colourable. Proof. If F is checkerboard colourable, then clearly F is even, since the face colours alternate about each vertex. Now assume F is even and is drawn on the plane. Note that F can be decomposed into a set of edge disjoint cycles by removing any cycle and applying induction.

3. Plane graphs G and G∗ are precisely the plane graphs with the same plane medial graph. This leads to the first question. 1. What is the twisted duality analogue of the connections among geometric duality, Tait graphs, and medial graphs? 15 extend to twisted duality? A. Ellis-Monaghan and I. 1007/978-1-4614-6971-1 3, © Joanna A. Ellis-Monaghan, Iain Moffatt 2013 43 44 3 Twisted Duality, Cycle Family Graphs, and Embedded Graph Equivalence The second observation concerns the nature of the objects and relations in Eq.