Knots and Physics
Based upon courses taught by the author in 1985, this text introduces knot and link invariants as generalized amplitudes for a quasi- physical process. Kauffman (affiliation not cited) takes a combinatorial stance toward knot theory and related topics in topology and mathematical physics. Coverage includes, for example, the frictional properties of knots, relations with combinatorics, and knots in dynamical systems. The volume is not indexed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.
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