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Categorification of the Dichromatic Polynomial for Graphs

Research paper by Marko Stosic

Indexed on: 06 Sep '05Published on: 06 Sep '05Published in: Mathematics - Geometric Topology



Abstract

For each graph and each positive integer $n$, we define a chain complex whose graded Euler characteristic is equal to an appropriate $n$-specialization of the dichromatic polynomial. This also gives a categorification of $n$-specializations of the Tutte polynomial of graphs. Also, for each graph and integer $n\le 2$, we define the different one variable $n$-specializations of the dichromatic polynomials, and for each polynomial we define graded chain complex whose graded Euler characteristic is equal to that polynomial. Furthermore, we explicitly categorify the specialization of the Tutte polynomial for graphs which corresponds to the Jones polynomial of the appropriate alternating link.