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Knots and links / Peter R. Cromwell.

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Author/Creator:
Cromwell, Peter R., 1964-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2004
Imprint:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Format:
  • Book
  • xvii, 328 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [308]-322) and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Topologist's toolkit
  • Link diagra
  • Constructions and decompositions of links
  • Spanning surfaces and genus
  • Matrix invariants
  • Alexander-Conway polynomial
  • Rational tangles
  • More polynomials
  • Closed braids and arc presentations.
Summary:
Together with standard topics related to knots & links, this book covers polygonal & smooth presentations, the surgery equivalence of surfaces, the behaviour of invariants under factorisation & the satellite construction, the arithmetic of Conway's rational tangles, & arc presentations.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0521839475
9780521839471
0521548314
9780521548311

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