Knots & Surfaces

By: Gilbert, N. D. & Porter, T.

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+

Light soiling to page edges.; A bright, solid book. This appears have been self published circa 1990, a few years prior to the OUP publication. Black comb binding is intact, clear plastic front cover and red card back cover ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; "This highly readable text details the interaction between the mathematical theory of knots and the theories of surfaces and group presentations. It expertly introduces several topics critical to the development of pure mathematics while providing an account of math "in action" in an unusual context. Beginning with a simple diagrammatic approach to the study of knots that reflects the artistic and geometric appeal of interlaced forms, Knots and Surfaces takes the reader through recent research advances. Topics include topological spaces, surfaces, the fundamental group, graphs, free groups, and group presentations. The authors skillfully combine these topics to form a coherent and highly developed theory to explore and explain the accessible and intuitive problems of knots and surfaces to students and researchers in mathematics." Gilbert was an instructor in the Department of mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and Porter at the School of Mathematics at the University College of North Wales in Bangor.

Title: Knots & Surfaces

Author Name: Gilbert, N. D. & Porter, T.

Categories: Mathematics,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: England, Self Published: ca. 1990

Binding: Plastic Comb

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 18330

Keywords: mathematics Topology knots