By Louis H Kauffman
This priceless booklet is an advent to knot and hyperlink invariants as generalized amplitudes for a quasi-physical method. The calls for of knot thought, coupled with a quantum-statistical framework, create a context that certainly and powerfully contains a rare diversity of interrelated subject matters in topology and mathematical physics. the writer takes a essentially combinatorial stance towards knot thought and its family members with those topics. This stance has the good thing about offering direct entry to the algebra and to the combinatorial topology, in addition to actual principles.
The booklet is split into elements: half I is a scientific path on knots and physics ranging from the floor up, and half II is a collection of lectures on numerous themes relating to half I. half II contains subject matters comparable to frictional homes of knots, family members with combinatorics, and knots in dynamical structures.
during this re-creation, an editorial on digital Knot thought and Khovanov Homology has beed added.
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