ISBN-10:
0674013816
ISBN-13:
9780674013810
Pub. Date:
03/28/2004
Publisher:
Harvard
Knots: Mathematics with a Twist

Knots: Mathematics with a Twist

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ISBN-13: 9780674013810
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 6.93(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alexei Sossinsky is Professor of Mathematics, University of Moscow.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Atoms and Knots
Lord Kelvin — 1860

2. Braided Knots
Alexander — 1923

3. Planar Diagrams of Knots
Reidemeister — 1928

4. The Arithmetic of Knots
Schubert — 1949

5. Surgery and Invariants
Conway — 1973

6. Jones's Polynomial and Spin Models
Kauffman — 1987

7. Finite-Order Invariants
Vassiliev — 1990

8. Knots and Physics
Xxx? — 2004?

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Knots: Mathematics with a Twist 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
yenzie on LibraryThing 24 days ago
Very good introduction to the world of knot theory. Although the book try to stay light and does not go hardcore mathematical on its readers, it will probably still appeal more to the more mathematical-minded.