The Jones Revolution
In 1984, after nearly half a century in which the main focus in knot theory was the knot invariants derived from the Seifert matrix, for example, the Alexander polynomial, the signature of a knot, et cetera, V. Jones announced the discovery of a new invariant. Instead of further propagating pure theory in knot theory, this new invariant and its subsequent offshoots unlocked connections to various applicable disciplines, some of which we will discuss in the subsequent chapters.
KeywordsBraid Group Jones Polynomial Reidemeister Move Alexander Polynomial Negative Exponent
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