Title

A twisted dimer model for knots

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Abstract

We develop a dimer model for the Alexander polynomial of a knot. This recovers Kauffman's state sum model for the Alexander polynomial using the language of dimers. By providing some additional structure we are able to extend this model to give a state sum formula for the twisted Alexander polynomial of a knot depending on a representation of the knot group.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Fundamenta Mathematicae

First Page

57

Last Page

74

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