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Publications [#358258] of Calvin McPhail-Snyder

Papers Published

  1. McPhail-Snyder, C; Miller, KA, Planar diagrams for local invariants of graphs in surfaces, Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, vol. 29 no. 01 (January, 2020), pp. 1950093-1950093, World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt [doi]
    (last updated on 2022/06/30)

    Abstract:
    In order to apply quantum topology methods to nonplanar graphs, we define a planar diagram category that describes the local topology of embeddings of graphs into surfaces. These virtual graphs are a categorical interpretation of ribbon graphs. We describe an extension of the flow polynomial to virtual graphs, the [Formula: see text]-polynomial, and formulate the [Formula: see text] Penrose polynomial for non-cubic graphs, giving contraction–deletion relations. The [Formula: see text]-polynomial is used to define an extension of the Yamada polynomial to virtual spatial graphs, and with it we obtain a sufficient condition for non-classicality of virtual spatial graphs. We conjecture the existence of local relations for the [Formula: see text]-polynomial at squares of integers.

 

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