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Vol. 88(102), pp. 21–52 (2010)

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Slavik Jablan, Ljiljana Radovic, and Radmila Sazdanovic

Mathematical Institute, Knez Mihailova 36, P.O. Box 367, 11001 Belgrade, Serbia and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 18000 Nis, Serbia and George Washington University, 2115 G street NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA

Abstract: We analyze adequacy of knots and links, utilizing Conway notation, Montesinos tangles and Linknot and KhoHo computer calculations. We introduce a numerical invariant called adequacy number, and compute adequacy polynomial which is the invariant of alternating link families. According to computational results, adequacy polynomial distinguishes (up to mutation) all families of alternating knots and links generated by links with at most 12 crossings.

Classification (MSC2000): 57M25, 57M27

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