The Colored Kauffman Skein Relation and the Head and Tail of the Colored Jones Polynomial
The colored Jones polynomial, skin theory, the Kauffman Bracket Skein Module
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Using the colored Kauffman skein relation, we study the highest and lowest 4n coefficients of the nth unreduced colored Jones polynomial of alternating links. This gives a natural extension of a result by Kauffman in regard with the Jones polynomial of alternating links and its highest and lowest coefficients. We also use our techniques to give a new and natural proof for the existence of the tail of the colored Jones polynomial for alternating links.
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Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, v. 26, issue 3, art. 1741002
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Hajij, Mustafa, "The Colored Kauffman Skein Relation and the Head and Tail of the Colored Jones Polynomial" (2017). Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Publications. 106.