Given a homomorphism from a knot group to a fixed group, we introduce an element of a $K_1$-group, which is a generalization of (twisted) Alexander polynomials. We compare the $K_1$-class with other Alexander polynomials. In terms of semi-local rings, we compute the $K_1$-classes of some knots and show their non-triviality. We also introduce metabelian Alexander polynomials.
"Twisted Alexander Invariants of Knot Group Representations." Tokyo J. Math. Advance Publication 1 - 22, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3836/tjm/1502179346