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 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
 Language

 eng
 fre
 eng
 Extent
 xix, 127 pages
 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
 Finiteorder invariants : Vassiliev. 1990
 Knots and physics : Xxx? 2004?
 Isbn
 9780674009448
 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]
 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
 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
 Lowdimensional topology
 Nœuds, Théorie des
 Topologie de basse dimension
 Knot theory
 Lowdimensional topology
 Knopentheorie
 Label
 Knots : mathematics with a twist, Alexei Sossinsky ; translated by Giselle Weiss ; [illustrations by Margaret C. Nelson]
 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  Finiteorder 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]
 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  Finiteorder 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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