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Recent developments in braid and link theory. (English) Zbl 0713.57002

In this excellent expository paper the author relates the braid groups, the Jones polynomial and the Yang-Baxter equation, describing each with a minimum of assumptions of knowledge on the part of the reader.
Reviewer: L.P.Neuwirth

MSC:

57M25 Knots and links in the \(3\)-sphere (MSC2010)
81Q05 Closed and approximate solutions to the Schrödinger, Dirac, Klein-Gordon and other equations of quantum mechanics
20F36 Braid groups; Artin groups
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