The quantum sl(3) invariants of cubic bipartite planar graphs

Research paper by Dongseok Kim, Jaeun Lee

Indexed on: 22 Feb '06Published on: 22 Feb '06Published in: Mathematics - Geometric Topology


Temperley-Lieb algebras have been generalized to sl(3) web spaces. Since a cubic bipartite planar graph with suitable directions on edges is a web, the quantum sl(3) invariants naturally extend to all cubic bipartite planar graphs. First we completely classify them as a connected sum of primes webs. We also provide a method to find all prime webs and exhibit all prime webs up to 20 vertices. Using quantum sl(3) invariants, we provide a criterion which determine the symmetry of graphs.