# A unified approach to embeddings of a line in 3-space

Published in Submitted, 2022

Recommended citation:

D. Lewis, A unified approach to embeddings of a line in 3-space. arXiv:2203.08178 (2022).

### Abstract

While the general question of whether every closed embedding of an affine line in affine $3$-space can be rectified remains open, there have been several partial results proved by several different means. We provide a new approach, namely constructing (strongly) residual coordinates, that allows us to give new proofs of all known partial results, and in particular generalize the results of Bhatwadekar-Roy and Kuroda on embeddings of the form $(t^n,t^m,t^l+t)$.