The Jones Revolution

  • Kunio Murasugi
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)


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.


Braid Group Jones Polynomial Reidemeister Move Alexander Polynomial Negative Exponent 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunio Murasugi
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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