Signature of rotors

Mieczysław K. Da̧bkowski*, Makiko Ishiwata, Józef H. Przytycki, Akira Yasuhara

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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 that there is a pair of orientation-reversing rotants with different Conway polynomials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-97
Number of pages19
JournalFundamenta Mathematicae
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Branched cover
  • Conway polynomial
  • Goeritz form
  • Jones polynomial
  • Link
  • Mutation
  • Rotor
  • Seifert form
  • Signature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory


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