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MPS-RR 1998-34
December 1998

Higher Skein Modules


Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen

Vladimir Turaev


We introduce higher skein modules of links generalizing the Conway skein module. We show that these modules are closely connected to the HOMFLY polynomial.

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This paper has now been published in J. Knot Theory Ramifications 8 (1999), no. 8, 963--984