A Survey of Knot Theory

  • Akio Kawauchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
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  17. Back Matter
    Pages 221-420

About this book


Knot theory is a rapidly developing field of research with many applications not only for mathematics. The present volume, written by a well-known specialist, gives a complete survey of knot theory from its very beginnings to today's most recent research results. The topics include Alexander polynomials, Jones type polynomials, and Vassiliev invariants. With its appendix containing many useful tables and an extended list of references with over 3,500 entries it is an indispensable book for everyone concerned with knot theory. The book can serve as an introduction to the field for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Also researchers working in outside areas such as theoretical physics or molecular biology will benefit from this thorough study which is complemented by many exercises and examples.


Algebra Fundamental group Invariant Knotentheorie Manifold Topologie Topology Variable homology mathematics theorem

Authors and affiliations

  • Akio Kawauchi
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsOsaka City UniversityOsakaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 1996
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0348-9953-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-9227-8
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