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Knots

Mathematics with a Twist

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ISBN 9780674013810

Publication Date: 04/15/2004

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160 pages

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  • 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?
  • Notes
  • Works Cited

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