Knots and Physics (BOK)

Louis H. Kauffman

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This invaluable book is an introduction to knot and link invariants as generalized amplitudes for a quasi-physical process. The demands of knot theory, coupled with a quantum-statistical framework, create a context that naturally and powerfully includes an extraordinary range of interrelated topics in topology and mathematical physics. The author takes a primarily combinatorial stance toward knot theory and its relations with these subjects. This stance has the advantage of providing direct access to the algebra and to the combinatorial topology, as well as physical ideas. The book is divided into two parts: Part I is a systematic course on knots and physics starting from the ground up, and Part II is a set of lectures on various topics related to Part I. Part II includes topics such as frictional properties of knots, relations with combinatorics, and knots in dynamical systems. In this new edition, articles on other topics, including Khovanov Homology, have been included.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Louis H. Kauffman
World Scientific Publishing UK
ISBN 9789814383011
Antall sider 800 Dimensjoner 15cm x 22,6cm x 4,6cm
Vekt 1202 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Algebraic topology