Introduction to Quantum Invariants of Knots

  • Roland van der VeenEmail author
Part of the MATRIX Book Series book series (MXBS, volume 1)


By introducing a generalized notion of tangles we show how the algebra behind quantum knot invariants comes out naturally. Concrete examples involving finite groups and Jones polynomials are treated, as well as some of the most challenging conjectures in the area. Finally the reader is invited to design his own invariants using the Drinfeld double construction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leiden UniversityLeidenNetherlands

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