The Resource Knots : mathematics with a twist, Alexei Sossinsky ; translated by Giselle Weiss ; [illustrations by Margaret C. Nelson]

Knots : mathematics with a twist, Alexei Sossinsky ; translated by Giselle Weiss ; [illustrations by Margaret C. Nelson]

Label
Knots : mathematics with a twist
Title
Knots
Title remainder
mathematics with a twist
Statement of responsibility
Alexei Sossinsky ; translated by Giselle Weiss ; [illustrations by Margaret C. Nelson]
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Ornaments and Icons, symbols of complexity or evil, aesthetically appealing and endlessly useful in everyday ways, knots are also the object of mathematical theory, used to unravel ideas about the topological nature of space. In recent years knot theory has been brought to bear on the study of equations describing weather systems, mathematical models used in physics, and even, with the realization that DNA sometimes is knotted, molecular biology." "This book, written by a mathematician known for his own work on knot theory, is a clear, concise, and engaging introduction to this complicated subject. A guide to the basic ideas and applications of knot theory, Knots takes us from Lord Kelvin's early - and mistaken - idea of using the knot to model the atom, almost a century and a half age, to the central problem confronting knot theorists today: distinguishing among various knots, classifying them, and finding a straightforward and general way of determining whether two knots - treated as mathematical objects - are equal."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sosinskiĭ, A. B.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA612.2
LC item number
.S6713 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knot theory
  • Low-dimensional topology
  • Nœuds, Théorie des
  • Topologie de basse dimension
  • Knot theory
  • Low-dimensional topology
  • Knopentheorie
Label
Knots : mathematics with a twist, Alexei Sossinsky ; translated by Giselle Weiss ; [illustrations by Margaret C. Nelson]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Atoms and knots : Lord Kelvin. 1860 -- Braided knots : Alexander. 1923 -- Planar diagrams of knots : Reidemeister. 1928-- Arithmetic of knots : Schubert. 1949 -- Surgery and invariants : Conway. 1973 -- Jones's polynomial and spin models : Kauffman. 1987 -- Finite-order invariants : Vassiliev. 1990 -- Knots and physics : Xxx? 2004?
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xix, 127 pages
Isbn
9780674009448
Lccn
2002027295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50164777
  • (OCoLC)ocm50164777
Label
Knots : mathematics with a twist, Alexei Sossinsky ; translated by Giselle Weiss ; [illustrations by Margaret C. Nelson]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Atoms and knots : Lord Kelvin. 1860 -- Braided knots : Alexander. 1923 -- Planar diagrams of knots : Reidemeister. 1928-- Arithmetic of knots : Schubert. 1949 -- Surgery and invariants : Conway. 1973 -- Jones's polynomial and spin models : Kauffman. 1987 -- Finite-order invariants : Vassiliev. 1990 -- Knots and physics : Xxx? 2004?
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xix, 127 pages
Isbn
9780674009448
Lccn
2002027295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50164777
  • (OCoLC)ocm50164777

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