*Encyclopedia
of Mathematical Physics*,

eds. J.-P. Francoise, G.L. Naber and Tsou S.T.

Oxford: Elsevier, 2006 (ISBN 978-0-1251-2666-3), volume 2 page 340.

first edition Aug. 13, 2004, last updated Nov. 10, 2008

This is an overview article on finite type invariants, written for
the *Encyclopedia
of Mathematical Physics*.

**The article. ** EMP.pdf, EMP.ps.gz, EMP.tar.gz, math.GT/0408182.

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