## Abstract

Lomonaco and Kauffman introduced knot mosaic system to give a definition of quantum knot system. This definition is intended to represent an actual physical quantum system. A knot (m, n)-mosaic is an m x n matrix of mosaic tiles which are T_{0} through T_{10} depicted, representing a knot or a link by adjoining properly that is called suitably connected. An interesting question in studying mosaic theory is how many knot (m, n)-mosaics are there. D_{m,n}denotes the total number of all knot (m, n)-mosaics. This counting is very important because the total number of knot mosaics is indeed the dimension of the Hilbert space of these quantum knot mosaics. In this paper, we find a table of the precise values of D_{m,n} for 4 ≤ m ≤ n ≤ 6. Mainly we use a partition matrix argument which turns out to be remarkably efficient to count small knot mosaics.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 435201 |

Journal | Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical |

Volume | 47 |

Issue number | 43 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2014 Oct 31 |

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## Keywords

- Knot mosaic
- Partition matrix
- Quantum knot
- Quantum physics

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Modelling and Simulation
- Mathematical Physics
- General Physics and Astronomy