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Topics in Knot Theory is a state of the art volume which presents surveys of the field by the most famous knot theorists in the world. It also includes the most recent research work by graduate and postgraduate students.

Author: M.E. Bozhüyük

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401116954

Category: Mathematics

Page: 353

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Topics in Knot Theory is a state of the art volume which presents surveys of the field by the most famous knot theorists in the world. It also includes the most recent research work by graduate and postgraduate students. The new ideas presented cover racks, imitations, welded braids, wild braids, surgery, computer calculations and plottings, presentations of knot groups and representations of knot and link groups in permutation groups, the complex plane and/or groups of motions. For mathematicians, graduate students and scientists interested in knot theory.
2012-12-06 By M.E. Bozhüyük

Author: Richard Andrew Litherland

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ISBN: OCLC:85058191

Category: Knot theory

Page: 470

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This book introduces the study of knots, providing insights into recent applications in DNA research and graph theory.

Author: Kunio Murasugi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817647193

Category: Mathematics

Page: 341

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This book introduces the study of knots, providing insights into recent applications in DNA research and graph theory. It sets forth fundamental facts such as knot diagrams, braid representations, Seifert surfaces, tangles, and Alexander polynomials. It also covers more recent developments and special topics, such as chord diagrams and covering spaces. The author avoids advanced mathematical terminology and intricate techniques in algebraic topology and group theory. Numerous diagrams and exercises help readers understand and apply the theory. Each chapter includes a supplement with interesting historical and mathematical comments.
2009-12-29 By Kunio Murasugi

Author: Michel Boileau

Publisher: Editions Hermann

ISBN: UOM:39015042762073

Category: Foliations (Mathematics)

Page: 153

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1997 By Michel Boileau

LinKnot — Knot Theory by Computer provides a unique view of selected topics in knot theory suitable for students, research mathematicians, and readers with backgrounds in other exact sciences, including chemistry, molecular biology and ...

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ISBN: 9789814474030

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This book is a survey of current topics in the mathematical theory of knots.

Author: William Menasco

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080459544

Category: Mathematics

Page: 502

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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
2005-08-02 By William Menasco

This book is based on the 1989 volume but has new material included and new contributors.

Author: C N Yang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814502788

Category: Science

Page: 480

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The present volume is an updated version of the book edited by C N Yang and M L Ge on the topics of braid groups and knot theory, which are related to statistical mechanics. This book is based on the 1989 volume but has new material included and new contributors. Contents:On the Combinatorics of Vassiliev Invariants (J S Birman)Solvable Methods, Link Invariants and Their Applications to Physics (T Deguchi & M Wadati)Quantum Symmetry in Conformal Field Theory by Hamiltonian Methods (L D Faddeev)Yang-Baxterization & Algebraic Structures (M L Ge, K Xue, Y S Wu)Spin Networks, Topology and Discrete Physics (L H Kauffman)Tunnel Numbers of Knots and Jones-Witten Invariants (T Kohno)Knot Invariants and Statistical Mechanics: A Physicist's Perspective (F Y Wu)and other papers Readership: Mathematical physicists. keywords:Braid Group;Knot Theory;Statistical Mechanics “It has been four years since the publication in 1989 of the previous volume bearing the same title as the present one. Enormous amounts of work have been done in the meantime. We hope the present volume will provide a summary of some of these works which are still progressing in several directions.” from the foreword by C N Yang
1994-02-24 By C N Yang

This invaluable book is an introduction to knot and link invariants as generalized amplitudes for a quasi-physical process.

Author: Louis H Kauffman

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814460309

Category: Science

Page: 864

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This invaluable book is an introduction to knot and link invariants as generalized amplitudes for a quasi-physical process. The demands of knot theory, coupled with a quantum-statistical framework, create a context that naturally and powerfully includes an extraordinary range of interrelated topics in topology and mathematical physics. The author takes a primarily combinatorial stance toward knot theory and its relations with these subjects. This stance has the advantage of providing direct access to the algebra and to the combinatorial topology, as well as physical ideas. The book is divided into two parts: Part I is a systematic course on knots and physics starting from the ground up, and Part II is a set of lectures on various topics related to Part I. Part II includes topics such as frictional properties of knots, relations with combinatorics, and knots in dynamical systems. In this new edition, an article on Virtual Knot Theory and Khovanov Homology has beed added. Contents:Physical KnotsStates and the Bracket PolynomialThe Jones Polynomial and Its GeneralizationsBraids and the Jones PolynomialFormal Feynman Diagrams, Bracket as a Vacuum-Vacuum Expectation and the Quantum Group SL(2)qYang–Baxter Models for Specializations of the Homfly PolynomialKnot-Crystals — Classical Knot Theory in a Modern GuiseThe Kauffman PolynomialThree Manifold Invariants from the Jones PolynomialIntegral Heuristics and Witten's InvariantsThe Chromatic PolynomialThe Potts Model and the Dichromatic PolynomialThe Penrose Theory of Spin NetworksKnots and Strings — Knotted StringsDNA and Quantum Field TheoryKnots in Dynamical Systems — The Lorenz Attractorand selected papers Readership: Physicists and mathematicians. Keywords:Knots;Kauffman;Jones PolynomialReviews: "This book is an essential volume for the student of low-dimensional topology from which a serious student can learn most aspects of modern knot theory. Its informal tone encourages investigation on the part of the reader. The author leaves the reader items to puzzle out." Mathematical Reviews Reviews of the Third Edition: “It is an attractive book for physicists with profuse and often entertaining illustrations … proofs … seldom heavy and nearly always well explained with pictures … succeeds in infusing his own excitement and enthusiasm for these discoveries and their potential implications.” Physics Today “The exposition is clear and well illustrated with many examples. The book can be recommended to everyone interested in the connections between physics and topology of knots.” Mathematics Abstracts “… here is a gold mine where, with care and patience, one should get acquainted with a beautiful subject under the guidance of a most original and imaginative mind.” Mathematical Reviews
2012-11-09 By Louis H Kauffman

This proceedings volume presents a diverse collection of high-quality, state-of-the-art research and survey articles written by top experts in low-dimensional topology and its applications.

Author: Colin C. Adams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030160319

Category: Mathematics

Page: 476

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This proceedings volume presents a diverse collection of high-quality, state-of-the-art research and survey articles written by top experts in low-dimensional topology and its applications. The focal topics include the wide range of historical and contemporary invariants of knots and links and related topics such as three- and four-dimensional manifolds, braids, virtual knot theory, quantum invariants, braids, skein modules and knot algebras, link homology, quandles and their homology; hyperbolic knots and geometric structures of three-dimensional manifolds; the mechanism of topological surgery in physical processes, knots in Nature in the sense of physical knots with applications to polymers, DNA enzyme mechanisms, and protein structure and function. The contents is based on contributions presented at the International Conference on Knots, Low-Dimensional Topology and Applications – Knots in Hellas 2016, which was held at the International Olympic Academy in Greece in July 2016. The goal of the international conference was to promote the exchange of methods and ideas across disciplines and generations, from graduate students to senior researchers, and to explore fundamental research problems in the broad fields of knot theory and low-dimensional topology. This book will benefit all researchers who wish to take their research in new directions, to learn about new tools and methods, and to discover relevant and recent literature for future study.
2019-06-26 By Colin C. Adams

Key concepts are related in easy-to-remember terms, and numerous helpful diagrams appear throughout the text.

Author: Louis H. Kauffman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486450520

Category: Mathematics

Page: 254

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This exploration of combinatorics and knot theory is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The author, Louis H. Kauffman, is a professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kauffman draws upon his work as a topologist to illustrate the relationships between knot theory and statistical mechanics, quantum theory, and algebra, as well as the role of knot theory in combinatorics. Featured topics include state, trails, and the clock theorem; state polynomials and the duality conjecture; knots and links; axiomatic link calculations; spanning surfaces; the genus of alternative links; and ribbon knots and the Arf invariant. Key concepts are related in easy-to-remember terms, and numerous helpful diagrams appear throughout the text. The author has provided a new supplement, entitled "Remarks on Formal Knot Theory," as well as his article, "New Invariants in the Theory of Knots," first published in The American Mathematical Monthly, March 1988.