We give a geometric construction of the multivariable Conway potential function for colored links. In the case of a single color, it is Kauffman's definition of the Conway polynomial in terms of a Seifert matrix.
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David Cimasoni, A geometric construction of the Conway potential function. Comment. Math. Helv. 79 (2004), no. 1, pp. 124–146DOI 10.1007/S00014-003-0777-6