From magic tricks, to sailing, to Egyptian hieroglyphics, knots have appeared throughout history and in virtually all cultures. Using topology, students explore the nature of knots, a new and exciting area of mathematical research. As students work through this module, they will have the opportunity to explore and extend the mathematics of knots. Although this module does not focus on possible uses of knot theory, students are encouraged to ponder possible applications. The module is not a mini-textbook, either. Instead, it is intended to guide students into the world of mathematics research.
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Table of Contents:
SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION
SECTION TWO: LOOPS AND PROJECTIONS
SECTION THREE: DIFFERENT KINDS OF KNOTTEDNESS
SECTION FOUR: KNOT DIAGRAMS
SECTION FIVE: DISTINGUISHING KNOTS