Colored Jones polynomials and Volume Conjecture, I

Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 11:00am
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech
I will give an example of transforming a knot into closed braid form using Yamada-Vogel algorithm. From this we can write down the corresponding element of the knot in the braid group. Finally, the definition of a colored Jones polynomial is given using a Yang-Baxter operator. This is a preparation for next week's talk by Anh.