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

# Skein Relationship

## See also

Alexander Polynomial, HOMFLY Polynomial, Knot Signature## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## Cite this as:

Weisstein, Eric W. "Skein Relationship."
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