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Title: Dimension and Trace of the Kauffman Bracket Skein Algebra
Let F F be a finite type surface and ζ \zeta a complex root of unity. The Kauffman bracket skein algebra K ζ ( F ) K_\zeta (F) is an important object in both classical and quantum topology as it has relations to the character variety, the Teichmüller space, the Jones polynomial, and the Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev Topological Quantum Field Theories. We compute the rank and trace of K ζ ( F ) K_\zeta (F) over its center, and we extend a theorem of the first and second authors in [Math. Z. 289 (2018), pp. 889–920] which says the skein algebra has a splitting coming from two pants decompositions of F F .
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