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The Resource The knot book : an elementary introduction to the mathematical theory of knots, Colin C. Adams
The knot book : an elementary introduction to the mathematical theory of knots, Colin C. Adams
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 Summary
 "Over a century old, knot theory is today one of the most active areas of modern mathematics. The study of knots has led to important applications in DNA research and the synthesis of new molecules. And it is having a significant impact on statistical mechanics and quantum field theory." "Many of the problems discussed in knot theory, including those treated here, can be understood with only a background of high school algebra and can be solved by the curious amateur. All you need to begin is a piece of string, a little math, a little imagination, and Colin Adams's The Knot Book  the first book to make cuttingedge research in knot theory accessible to a nonspecialist audience." "What are the different properties and classifications of knots? How do you determine whether a knot is actually knotted or can be untangled? What is the appropriate measure of the complexity of a knot? What does knot theory research offer to other sciences? In The Knot Book Colin Adams describes and illustrates the work being done to answer these questions. Starting with the simplest knot (the trivial knot or unknot), Adams guides readers through increasingly more intricate twists and turns of knot theory, exploring problems and theorems mathematicians now can solve, as well as those that remain open. He also looks at how knot theory is providing important insights in biology, chemistry, physics, and other fields. Included are hundreds of illustrations of knots (including a table at the end of the book displaying nearly 200 different knots) as well as worked examples, exercises open problems  even a few knot jokes and pastimes." "Colin Adams explains knot theory with an enthusiasm and an informal style that makes this seemingly mysterious subject easy to approach. With The Knot Book and a mathematical background that includes no more than a familiarity with polynomials, you will be able to understand and work with some of the discipline's most modern and provocative ideas."Jacket
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xiii, 306 pages
 Contents

 Introduction
 Tabulating knots
 Invariants of knots
 Surfaces and knots
 Types of knots
 Polynomials
 Biology, chemistry, and physics
 Knots, links, and graphs
 Topology
 Higher dimensional knotting
 Knot jokes and pastimes
 Appendix: Table of knots, links, and knot and link invariants
 Isbn
 9780716723936
 Label
 The knot book : an elementary introduction to the mathematical theory of knots
 Title
 The knot book
 Title remainder
 an elementary introduction to the mathematical theory of knots
 Statement of responsibility
 Colin C. Adams
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "Over a century old, knot theory is today one of the most active areas of modern mathematics. The study of knots has led to important applications in DNA research and the synthesis of new molecules. And it is having a significant impact on statistical mechanics and quantum field theory." "Many of the problems discussed in knot theory, including those treated here, can be understood with only a background of high school algebra and can be solved by the curious amateur. All you need to begin is a piece of string, a little math, a little imagination, and Colin Adams's The Knot Book  the first book to make cuttingedge research in knot theory accessible to a nonspecialist audience." "What are the different properties and classifications of knots? How do you determine whether a knot is actually knotted or can be untangled? What is the appropriate measure of the complexity of a knot? What does knot theory research offer to other sciences? In The Knot Book Colin Adams describes and illustrates the work being done to answer these questions. Starting with the simplest knot (the trivial knot or unknot), Adams guides readers through increasingly more intricate twists and turns of knot theory, exploring problems and theorems mathematicians now can solve, as well as those that remain open. He also looks at how knot theory is providing important insights in biology, chemistry, physics, and other fields. Included are hundreds of illustrations of knots (including a table at the end of the book displaying nearly 200 different knots) as well as worked examples, exercises open problems  even a few knot jokes and pastimes." "Colin Adams explains knot theory with an enthusiasm and an informal style that makes this seemingly mysterious subject easy to approach. With The Knot Book and a mathematical background that includes no more than a familiarity with polynomials, you will be able to understand and work with some of the discipline's most modern and provocative ideas."Jacket
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 1956
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Adams, Colin
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA612.2
 LC item number
 .A33 1994
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Knot theory
 Knot theory
 Knopentheorie
 Topologia
 Label
 The knot book : an elementary introduction to the mathematical theory of knots, Colin C. Adams
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 291302) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
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 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
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 Content type code

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 Content type MARC source
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 Contents
 Introduction  Tabulating knots  Invariants of knots  Surfaces and knots  Types of knots  Polynomials  Biology, chemistry, and physics  Knots, links, and graphs  Topology  Higher dimensional knotting  Knot jokes and pastimes  Appendix: Table of knots, links, and knot and link invariants
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 xiii, 306 pages
 Isbn
 9780716723936
 Lccn
 93049412
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 (OCoLC)29564589
 (OCoLC)ocm29564589
 Label
 The knot book : an elementary introduction to the mathematical theory of knots, Colin C. Adams
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 291302) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Introduction  Tabulating knots  Invariants of knots  Surfaces and knots  Types of knots  Polynomials  Biology, chemistry, and physics  Knots, links, and graphs  Topology  Higher dimensional knotting  Knot jokes and pastimes  Appendix: Table of knots, links, and knot and link invariants
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 xiii, 306 pages
 Isbn
 9780716723936
 Lccn
 93049412
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 (OCoLC)29564589
 (OCoLC)ocm29564589
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