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Knots are familiar objects. We use them to moor our boats, to wrap our packages, to tie our shoes. Yet the mathematical theory of knots quickly leads to deep results in topology and geometry. "The Knot Book" is an introduction to this rich theory, starting with our familiar understanding of knots and a bit of college algebra and finishing with exciting topics of current re
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Paperback, 307 pages

Published
September 9th 2004
by American Mathematical Society
(first published March 1994)

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I had to return this book to the library before I could finish it. I expect to r ...more

My favorite parts were probably supercoiling, knot and graph polynomials, and the discussions of three-manifolds.

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