Knots and Their Polynomials8 Knots and Their Polynomials
The calculation of the Jones polynomial of the right trefoil [t]= t^{1/2}  t^{1/2}. (Step 3)
 [t] =t^{3/2}  t^{1/2} + t^{2} [t] (Step 2)= t^{3/2}  t^{1/2} + t^{2} ( t^{1/2}  t^{1/2})
= t^{5/2}  t^{1/2}.  [t] =(t^{3/2}  t^{1/2})[t] + t^{2} (Step 1)= (t^{3/2}  t^{1/2})( t^{5/2}  t^{1/2}) +t^{2}
= t^{4} + t^{3} + t.
This completes the calculation.
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