An Introduction to Knot Theory has 7 ratings and 1 review. Saman said: As the name suggests it is an introductory book (in graduate level) about knots. B. An Introduction to Knot Theory by d Lickorish, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Find An Introduction To Knot Theory by Lickorish, W B Raymond at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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The study of knots can be given some motivation in terms of applications in molecular biology or by reference to paral lels in equilibrium statistical mechanics or quantum field theory. Raymond Lickorish and Kenneth C. Smith Mark Schilling.

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The book is based on an expanded version of notes for a course for recent graduates in mathematics given at the University of Cambridge; it is intended for others with a similar level of mathematical understanding. Yuri Popov rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Thus, this constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the field, presenting modern developments in the context of classical material.


As the name suggests it is an introductory book in graduate level about knots. In particular, a knowledge of the very basic ideas of the fundamental group and of a simple homology theory is assumed; it is, after all, more important intrlduction know about those topics than about the intricacies of knot theory.

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William Bernard Raymond Lickorish born 19 February is a mathematician. Generalisations of the Jones Polynomial. This volume is an introduction to mathematical knot theory – the theory of knots and links of simple closed curves in three-dimensional space.

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Kawauchi, de Gruyter, Open Preview See a Problem? The book covers classical invariants in knot theory like Alexander polynomial and also more modern objects like Jones and Homfly polynomials but not homological invariants like Khovanov Homology.

What may reasonably be referred to as knot theory ah expanded enormously tueory the last decade and, while the author describes important discoveries throughout the twentieth century, the latest discoveries such as quantum invariants of 3-manifolds as well introuction generalisations and applications of the Jones polynomial are also included, presented in an easily intelligible style.

An Introduction to Knot Theory W. Description A selection of topics which graduate students have found to be a successful introduction to the field, employing three distinct techniques: Archonite marked it as to-read Jun 23, An Introduction to Knot Theory W.