Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, Vol 11, No 2 (2009)

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Determinants of Rational Knots

Louis Kauffman, Pedro Lopes


We study the Fox coloring invariants of rational knots. We express the propagation of the colors down the twists of these knots and ultimately the determinant of them with the help of finite increasing sequences whose terms of even order are even and whose terms of odd order are odd.

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