An Interactive Introduction to Knot Theory (Aurora: Dover Modern Math Originals) (Paperback)

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This well-written and engaging volume, intended for undergraduates, introduces knot theory, an area of growing interest in contemporary mathematics. The hands-on approach features many exercises to be completed by readers. Prerequisites are only a basic familiarity with linear algebra and a willingness to explore the subject in a hands-on manner.
The opening chapter offers activities that explore the world of knots and links -- including games with knots -- and invites the reader to generate their own questions in knot theory. Subsequent chapters guide the reader to discover the formal definition of a knot, families of knots and links, and various knot notations. Additional topics include combinatorial knot invariants, knot polynomials, unknotting operations, and virtual knots.

About the Author

Allison Henrich is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Seattle University.Inga Johnson is Professor of Mathematics at Willamette University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486804637
ISBN-10: 0486804631
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: January 18th, 2017
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Aurora: Dover Modern Math Originals