Subject: Re: four postings
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 12:06:49 -0400
From: Greg Friedman
A reply to the post about Alexander polynomials:
Max, since you only mention one Alexander polynomial. I assume you're
talking about knots in the classical dimension: S^1 in S^3. In this
case the Alexander polynomial will always satisfy p(t)=p(t^{-1}) up to
similarity. See, e.g., Lickorish, Intro. to Knot Theory, Thm. 6.10.
-Greg