## On Knots
Then come branched covering spaces, the Alexander polynomial, signature theorems, the work of Casson and Gordon on slice knots, and a chapter on knots and algebraic singularities.The book concludes with an appendix about generalized polynomials. |

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### Contents

THE CONWAY POLYNOMIAL | 19 |

MISCELLANY | 93 |

Calculi 1 | 104 |

WII SPANNING SURFACES AND SE IFERT PAIRING | 181 |

RIBBONS AND SL ICES | 229 |

CYCLIC BRANCHED COWERINGS | 271 |

SIGNATURE THEOREMS | 299 |

GSIGNATURE THEOREM FOR FOURMANIFOLDS | 327 |

AN INVARIANT FOR COVERINGS | 337 |

SLICE KNOTS | 345 |

CALCULATING O FOR GENERALIZED STEVEDORES KNOTS | 355 |

SINGULARITIES KNOTS AND BRIESKORN WARIETIES | 366 |

Generalized Polynomials and a States Model for the Jones Polynomial 4 17 | 417 |

Knot Tables and the LPolynomial | 444 |

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SIGNATURE OF CYCLIC BRANCHED COVERINGS | 332 |