Handbook of Knot Theory
- William Menasco, University at Buffalo, New York, USA
- Morwen Thistlethwaite, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
This book is a survey of current topics in the mathematical theory of knots. For a mathematician, a knot is a closed loop in 3-dimensional space: imagine knotting an extension cord and then closing it up by inserting its plug into its outlet. Knot theory is of central importance in pure and applied mathematics, as it stands at a crossroads of topology, combinatorics, algebra, mathematical physics and biochemistry.
Professional mathematicians, Physicists and lay people with a flair for mathematics