We frequently encounter knots in the flow of our daily life. Either we knot a tie or we tie a knot on our shoes. We can even see a fisherman knotting the rope of his boat. Of course, the knot as a mathematical model is not that simple. These are the reflections of knots embedded in threedimensional space in our daily lives. In fact, the studies on knots are meant to create a complete classification of them. This has been achieved for a large number of knots today. But we cannot say that it has been terminated yet. There are various effective instruments while carrying out all these studies. One of these effective tools is graphs. Graphs are have made a great contribution to the development of algebraic topology. Along with this support, knot theory has taken an important place in low dimensional manifold topology. In 1984, Jones introduced a new polynomial for knots. The discovery of that polynomial opened a new era in knot theory. In a short time, this polynomial was defined by algebraic arguments and its combinatorial definition was made. The Jones polynomials of knot graphs and their applications were introduced by Murasugi. T. U˘gur and A. Kopuzlu found an algorithm for the Jones polynomials of torus knots K(2; q) in 2006. In this paper, first of all, it has been obtained signed graphs of the twist knots which are a special family of knots. We subsequently compute the Jones polynomials for graphs of twist knots. We will consider signed graphs associated with each twist knot diagrams.
Şahin, Abdulgani and Şahin, Bünyamin
Jones Polynomial for Graphs of Twist Knots,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 14,
2, Article 42.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol14/iss2/42