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The Jones-Witten invariants of knots. (English) Zbl 0739.57001
Sémin. Bourbaki, Vol. 1989/90, 42ème année, Astérisque 189-190, Exp. No. 715, 7-16 (1990).
[For the entire collection see Zbl 0722.00001.]
This expository article provides an introduction to the Jones polynomial for links in $$S^ 3$$ and its generalization to Witten invariants for links in a compact 3-manifold, including the relative case. An approach to Witten invariants through the moduli space of holomorphic $$SL(2,C)$$- bundles over a Riemann surface is briefly described.

##### MSC:
 57M25 Knots and links in the $$3$$-sphere (MSC2010) 57N10 Topology of general $$3$$-manifolds (MSC2010)
Zbl 0722.00001
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