Suppose you and n of your friends play the following game. A random number from the uniform distribution on [0, 1] will be generated. This number is called the target. Each of you will independentlyâ€¦ (More)

Recently, Bigelow defined a diagrammatic method for calculating the Alexander polynomial of a knot or link by resolving crossings in a planar algebra. I will present my multivariate version ofâ€¦ (More)

In my thesis, I use the planar algebra defined by Bigelow [4] to describe the multivariate Alexander polynomial. The advantage to using a planar algebra in this way is that the multivariate Alexanderâ€¦ (More)