Tying it up … knot theory … without loose ends

Ramalingam, Ramya (2017) Tying it up … knot theory … without loose ends. At Right Angles, 6 (1). pp. 5-13. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

Knot theory is an important sub-field of topology that studies the properties of different kinds of knots. This subject is a fairly new and still developing branch of mathematics. Interestingly, the roots of this subject originate in physics, not math. Physicists at one time believed that atoms and molecules were configurations of knotted thread. Although later models of the atom abandoned this postulate, knot theory came into its own in mathematics and in other branches of science.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ramalingam, Ramya
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Topology, knot, string, projection, tri-colourable, Reidemeister, unknot, trefoil, twist, poke, slide
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1337
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