5 edition of **Formal knot theory** found in the catalog.

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Published
**1983**
by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J
.

Written in English

- Knot theory.

**Edition Notes**

Bibliography: p. 165-167.

Statement | by Louis H. Kauffman. |

Series | Mathematical notes ;, 30, Mathematical notes (Princeton University Press) ;, 30. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA612.2 .K37 1983 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | 167 p. : |

Number of Pages | 167 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL3185456M |

ISBN 10 | 0691083363 |

LC Control Number | 83042594 |

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 s: 4. Combinatorial Knot Theory - a first draft LaTeX version of a Book by L.K. -- This book is an introduction to knot theory and to Witten's approach to knot theory via his functional integral.. UnKnots and DNA -- Download. Notes on Fox Calculus -- Download. Ralph Fox's Quick Trip Through Classical Knot Theory -- Download. J.W. Alexander's Paper.

In topology, knot theory is the study of mathematical inspired by knots which appear in daily life, such as those in shoelaces and rope, a mathematical knot differs in that the ends are joined together so that it cannot be undone, the simplest knot being a ring (or "unknot").In mathematical language, a knot is an embedding of a circle in 3-dimensional Euclidean space, (in topology. Nevertheless, it is a big job to rewrite Alexander's algorithm to yield a clean state sum for the Conway-Alexander polynomial, and this is what I did in the book "Formal Knot Theory", creating for the first time a state sum model for a knot polynonmial.

Get this from a library! An interactive introduction to knot theory. [Inga Johnson] -- 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. An algebraist familiar with birdtracks would recognize much but not all of what she might read in Kauffman’s book Formal Knot Theory, much as a traveler might understand spoken cognates of a foreign tongue. Planar algebras are another significant picture language. Jones (the one with the big black dot mentioned earlier) introduced them in.

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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 Cited by: Formal Knot Theory book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This exploration of combinatorics and knot theory is geared toward adva /5(6).

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 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 Formal knot theory book, March Formal Knot Theory (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Louis H.

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All reviewers. All stars. All formats. Text, image, video /5. Formal Knot Theory by Louis H. Kauffman,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(6). Book Description. The Only Undergraduate Textbook to Teach Both Classical and Virtual Knot Theory.

An Invitation to Knot Theory: Virtual and Classical gives advanced undergraduate students a gentle introduction to the field of virtual knot theory and mathematical research.

It provides the foundation for students to research knot theory and read journal articles on their own. This book is written very well. I use this book in conjunction with more formal Knot Theory books.

The writing is simpler and easier to understand than the more technical books. It has been very useful in helping me understand simple concepts needed to do my research. Read more. One person found this helpful.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading /5(4). This paper is an introduction to the state sum model for the Alexander-Conway polynomial that was introduced in the the author's book "Formal Knot Theory" (Princeton University Press, ).

The article outlines how Alexander's original definition of the polynomial as the determinant of a matrix associated with the link diagram can be reformulated as a state summation over combinatorial. 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 Seller Rating: % positive.

Formal Knot Theory, by Louis H. KAUFFMAN Cohomology of Quotients in Symplectic and Algebraic Geometry. by FRANCE. GUNNING SILBERGER ions to ION T. PITTS ns: Bounds CLARE A complete catalogue of Princeton mathematics and science books, with prices, is available upon request.

(PRESS PRINCETON UNIVERSIn Princeton, New Jerse KIRWAN This book is an introductory explication on the theme of knot and link invariants as generalized amplitudes (vacuum-vacuum amplitudes) for a quasi-physical process.

The demands of the knot theory, coupled with a quantum statistical frame work create a context that naturally and powerfully includes an extraordinary range of interelated topics in topology and mathematical physics.

Formal Knot Theory starts out with a planar diagram of a knot. Then the book shows how to label and name the intersections of the planar diagram.

By the seventh page, you have an interesting group of terms and theorms. Formal Knot Theory is primarily about a reformulation of the Alexander polynomial as a state summation.

This means that we shall give a formula for the Alexander polynomial that is a sum of evaluations of combinatorial conﬁgurations related to the knot or link diagram. The states are these com-binatorial conﬁgurations. 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 Pages: Louis H.

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Formal Knot Theory. Author: Louis H. Kauffman ISBN: Genre: Mathematics File Size: MB. or not two knots are equivalent or lie in the same equivalence class, and much of knot theory is devoted to the development of techniques to aid in this decision.

A Reidemeister move is an operation that can be performed on the diagram of a knot whithout altering the corresponding knot. Figure 4: Type I, type II, and type III Reidemeister moves. Louis H. Kauffman is the author of Formal Knot Theory ( avg rating, 6 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), On Knots.

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Contents: Introduction --States, trails, and the clock theorem --State polynomials and the duality conjecture --Knots and links --Axiomatic link calculations --Curliness and the Alexander polynomial --The coat of many colors --Spanning surfaces --The genus of alternative links --Ribbons knots.This work contains a formalization of some topics in knot theory.

The concepts that were formalized include definitions of tangles, links, framed links and link/tangle equivalence. The formalization is based on a formulation of links in terms of tangles.