Handbook of Knot Theory

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Handbook of Knot Theory

By Menasco, William; Thistlethwaite, Morwen

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This book is a survey of current topics in the mathematical theory of knots. For a mathematician, a knot is a closed loop in 3-dimensional space: imagine knotting an extension cord and then closing it up by inserting its plug into its outlet. Knot theory is of central importance in pure and applied mathematics, as it stands at a crossroads of topology, combinatorics, algebra, mathematical physics and biochemistry.

* Survey of mathematical knot theory
* Articles by leading world authorities
* Clear exposition, not over-technical
* Accessible to readers with undergraduate background in mathematics

Subject: Mathematics & Statistics -> Calculus -> Discrete Mathematics

Handbook of Knot Theory
Publisher: Elsevier S & T 08/2005
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Language: English
Length: 502 pages

ISBN 10: 044451452X
ISBN 13: 9780444514523
Print ISBN: 9780444514523

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