The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Technical report #11/2012
FORMULAS FOR CHARACTER VARIETIES OF 2-BRIDGE KNOTS
We introduce the first closed-form formula for the defining polynomials for the character varieties of an infinite collection of hyperbolic knot manifolds. In particular, these knots belong to a subfamily of 2-bridge knots.
Keywords: 3-manifold, knot, character variety
AMS Subject Classification: 57M27
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