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Hopf algebras of types $U_q(sl_n)'$ and $O_q(SL_n)'$ which give rise to certain invariants of knots, links and 3-manifolds

Authors: Shlomo Gelaki and Sara Westreich
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 352 (2000), 3821-3836
MSC (2000): Primary 16W30
Published electronically: April 18, 2000
MathSciNet review: 1491865
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In this paper we determine when Lusztig's $U_q(sl_n)'$ has all the desired properties necessary to define invariants of knots, links and 3-manifolds. Specifically, we determine when it is ribbon, unimodular and factorizable. We also compute the integrals and distinguished elements involved.

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Shlomo Gelaki
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Address at time of publication: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, 1000 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, California 94720

Sara Westreich
Affiliation: Interdisciplinary Department of the Social Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Received by editor(s): April 2, 1997
Received by editor(s) in revised form: November 12, 1997
Published electronically: April 18, 2000
Additional Notes: This research was supported by The Israel Science Foundation founded by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
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