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. mathematics, knot theory has expanded enormously during the last fifteen a HU bfield of topology, knot theory forms the core of a wide range of problems. W.B. Raymond Lickorish, An Introduction to Knot Theory, GTM , Springer- Verlag, New York The books by Kauffman and Rolfsen. V. V. Prasolov and .

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I had always felt the need to understand knot theory or at least to have an introductory knowledge of it. Illustrations note 6 Tables, black and white; X, p.

An Introduction To Knot Theory by Lickorish, W B Raymond

See almost any modern book on knot theory. Well, the story is that I had tried several books to dive into knot theory but it was complete failure until I pick this book.

Written by an internationally known expert in the field, this throry appeal to graduate students, mathematicians and physicists with a mathematical background wishing to gain new insights in this area. Rosen Don Zagier Carolyn S. Mahdieh marked it as to-read Aug 05, Some chapters are even appropriate for representing to high school students and some chapters are fairly hard and advanced.

Thus, this constitutes a comprehensive hheory to the field, presenting modern developments in the context of classical material.

An Introduction to Knot Theory.

An Introduction to Knot Theory

Abhyankar Neil J. BaileyJonathan M. Account Options Sign in. An Introduction to Knot Theory. A topological invariant of spatial regular graphs, Knots 90, Ed.


The book covers classical invariants in thelry theory like Alexander polynomial and also more modern objects like Jones and Homfly polynomials but not homological invariants like Khovanov Homology. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. A classical invariant deeply rooted in algebraic topology. Meant for advanced undergraduate students. Tomer Avidor on the Jones polynomial of alternating links.

Motivation for such a topological study of knots is meant to come from a curiosity to know how the ge ometry of three-dimensional space can be explored by knotting phenomena using precise mathematics. See Lickorish’s book and many other sources.

Lickorish An Introduction to Knot Theory “This essential introduction to vital areas of mathematics with connections to physics, while intended for graduate students, should fall within ,ickorish ken of motivated upper-division undergraduates.

Obtaining 3-Manifolds by Surgery on S3. What may reasonably be referred to as knot theory has expanded enormously over knoy last decade, and while the author describes important discoveries from throughout the twentieth century, the latest discoveries such as quantum invariants of 3-manifolds – as well as generalisations and applications of the Jones polynomial – are also included, presented in an easily understandable style.

William Bernard Raymond Lickorish born 19 February is a mathematician. Great book by an expert on knots. The Best Books of Yuri Popov rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

They seem very strong, but nobody really knows how strong they are. Each topic is developed until significant results are achieved, and chapters end with exercises and brief accounts of state-of-the-art research. Lickorish in Berkeley in Some Non Obvious Examples and Classes: They are particularly well behaved.


Knots can be studied at many levels and from many points of view. Borwein Barry Mazur Donald G. Lior Zaibel on Reidemeister’s theorem. Boas Brian J. 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 to know about those topics than about the intricacies of knot theory.

Nicolaescu Limited preview – It consists of a selection of topics that graduate students have found to be a successful introduction to the field. His research interests include topology and knot theory. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Views Read Edit View history. Topology from the Differentiable Viewpoint. An Introduction to Knot Theory W.

Chauvenet Prize Senior Whitehead Prize Millett Steven G. Dror Bar-Natandrorbn math. So, what can I say? Here, however, knot theory is considered as part of geometric topology. This volume is an introduction to mathematical knot theory – the theory of knots and links of simple closed curves in three-dimensional space.