Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Research Article

A relationship between link polynomials

W. B. R. Lickorisha1

a1 Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Cambridge

The discovery by V. F. R. Jones of a Laurent polynomial invariant VL(t)xs2208ℤ[t±½] for every oriented link L in the 3-sphere prompted the finding of a more general 2-variable Laurent polynomial invariant PL(l, m)xs2208ℤ[l±1,m±1], (see [4], [3] and [6]).

(Received September 20 1985)