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Cocycle invariants of codimension 2 embeddings of manifolds

Józef H. PrzytyckiWitold Rosicki — 2014

Banach Center Publications

We consider the classical problem of a position of n-dimensional manifold Mⁿ in n + 2 . We show that we can define the fundamental (n+1)-cycle and the shadow fundamental (n+2)-cycle for a fundamental quandle of a knotting M n + 2 . In particular, we show that for any fixed quandle, quandle coloring, and shadow quandle coloring, of a diagram of Mⁿ embedded in n + 2 we have (n+1)- and (n+2)-(co)cycle invariants (i.e. invariant under Roseman moves).

Torsion in Khovanov homology of semi-adequate links

Józef H. PrzytyckiRadmila Sazdanović — 2014

Fundamenta Mathematicae

The goal of this paper is to address A. Shumakovitch's conjecture about the existence of ℤ₂-torsion in Khovanov link homology. We analyze torsion in Khovanov homology of semi-adequate links via chromatic cohomology for graphs, which provides a link between link homology and the well-developed theory of Hochschild homology. In particular, we obtain explicit formulae for torsion and prove that Khovanov homology of semi-adequate links contains ℤ₂-torsion if the corresponding Tait-type graph has a cycle...

Burnside kei

Maciej NiebrzydowskiJózef H. Przytycki — 2006

Fundamenta Mathematicae

This paper is motivated by a general question: for which values of k and n is the universal Burnside kei Q̅(k,n) finite? It is known (starting from the work of M. Takasaki (1942)) that Q̅(2,n) is isomorphic to the dihedral quandle Zₙ and Q̅(3,3) is isomorphic to Z₃ ⊕ Z₃. In this paper, we give a description of the algebraic structure for Burnside keis Q̅(4,3) and Q̅(3,4). We also investigate some properties of arbitrary quandles satisfying the universal Burnside relation a = ⋯ a∗b∗ ⋯ ∗a∗b. Invariants...

Torsion in one-term distributive homology

Alissa S. CransJózef H. PrzytyckiKrzysztof K. Putyra — 2014

Fundamenta Mathematicae

The one-term distributive homology was introduced in [Prz] as an atomic replacement of rack and quandle homology, which was first introduced and developed by Fenn-Rourke-Sanderson [FRS] and Carter-Kamada-Saito [CKS]. This homology was initially suspected to be torsion-free [Prz], but we show in this paper that the one-term homology of a finite spindle may have torsion. We carefully analyze spindles of block decomposition of type (n,1) and introduce various techniques to compute their homology precisely....

Torsion in graph homology

Laure Helme-GuizonJózef H. PrzytyckiYongwu Rong — 2006

Fundamenta Mathematicae

Khovanov homology for knots has generated a flurry of activity in the topology community. This paper studies the Khovanov type cohomology for graphs with a special attention to torsion. When the underlying algebra is ℤ[x]/(x²), we determine precisely those graphs whose cohomology contains torsion. For a large class of algebras, we show that torsion often occurs. Our investigation of torsion led to other related general results. Our computation could potentially be used to predict the Khovanov-Rozansky...

Signature of rotors

Rotors were introduced as a generalization of mutation by Anstee, Przytycki and Rolfsen in 1987. In this paper we show that the Tristram-Levine signature is preserved by orientation-preserving rotations. Moreover, we show that any link invariant obtained from the characteristic polynomial of the Goeritz matrix, including the Murasugi-Trotter signature, is not changed by rotations. In 2001, P. Traczyk showed that the Conway polynomials of any pair of orientation-preserving rotants coincide. We show...

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