Skein Relationship


A relationship between knot polynomials for links in different orientations (denoted below as L_+, L_0, and L_-). J. H. Conway was the first to realize that the Alexander polynomial could be defined by a relationship of this type.

See also

Alexander Polynomial, HOMFLY Polynomial, Knot Signature

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Skein Relationship." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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