@inbook{10.2307/j.ctt7zv8pj.4,
ISBN = {9780691021324},
URL = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7zv8pj.4},
abstract = {Alexander polynomials are classical invariants in knot theory and have been extensively studied.The Alexander polynomial of a link in a rational homology sphere can be defined in the powerful and very appropriate context of Reidemeister torsion theory as a Reidemeister torsion of the exterior X of the link (up to a well-determined factor for a knot) and, following [Tu], it can be given a suitable sign, and hence a suitable normalization, if X is equipped with an orientation of${{\text{H}}_{\text{1}}}\text{(X;}\mathbb{R}\text{)}\oplus {{\text{H}}_{\text{2}}}\text{(X;}\mathbb{R}\text{)}$.The normalization of this Alexander polynomial for oriented links in S3was frrst pointed out by Conway and},
bookauthor = {Christine Lescop},
booktitle = {Global Surgery Formula for the Casson-Walker Invariant. (AM-140)},
pages = {21--34},
publisher = {Princeton University Press},
title = {The Alexander series of a link in a rational homology sphere and some of its properties},
year = {1996}
}