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    DescriptionKnots 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 research. "The Knot Book" is also about the excitement of doing mathematics. Colin Adams engages the reader with fascinating examples, superb figures, and thought-provoking ideas. He also presents the remarkable applications of knot theory to modern chemistry, biology, and physics. This is a compelling book that will comfortably escort you into the marvelous world of knot theory. Whether you are a mathematics student, someone working in a related field, or an amateur mathematician, you will find much of interest in "The Knot Book".Colin Adams received the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Award for Distinguished Teaching and has been an MAA Polya Lecturer and a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer. Other key books of interest available from the "AMS" are "Knots and Links" and "The Shoelace Book: A Mathematical Guide to the Best (and Worst) Ways to Lace your Shoes".


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    Title
    The Knot Book
    Subtitle
    An Elementary Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Knots
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin C. Adams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 307
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 262 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780821836781
    ISBN 10: 0821836781
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MAT
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Libri: I-MA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26260
    BISAC V2.8: MAT038000, MAT000000
    BIC subject category V2: PBPD
    DC22: 514.2242
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 514/.2242
    LC classification: QA612.2 .A33 2004
    Thema V1.0: PBPD
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings, figures
    Publisher
    American Mathematical Society
    Imprint name
    American Mathematical Society
    Publication date
    01 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Providence
    Table of 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 Suggested readings and references Index Corrections to the 2004 AMS printing.