Knots and Their Polynomials6 Knots and Their Polynomials
The calculation of the Jones polynomial of the right trefoilThe next step is to analyze that link by the same method. t^{1}[t]  t [t] =(t^{1/2}  t^{1/2}) [t].This time the knot on the right is topologically an unknot: =,so [t] = 1,which gives [t] =t^{3/2}  t^{1/2} + t^{2} [t].
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