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Knots: Mathematics with a Twist

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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 e ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published December 31st 2002 by Harvard University Press
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Shubhendu Trivedi
Jan 26, 2014 Shubhendu Trivedi rated it really liked it
I will add a more detailed review in some time to come. But reading this book inspired this old blog post on Blind Geometers, which might be of interest.
Frank
Trifft genau das gewünschte Niveau - man wird nicht von Formeln überwältigt, dennoch kann man leicht die Beweisführung vorausahnen.

Ein Kleinod dieses seltenbesuchten Winkels der Mathematik.
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A good survey of basic knot-language :)
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