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Classical Knot Theory

University of South Alabama, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, ILB 325, Mobile, AL 36608, USA
Symmetry 2012, 4(1), 225-250; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym4010225
Received: 3 February 2012 / Revised: 1 March 2012 / Accepted: 1 March 2012 / Published: 7 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry and Beauty of Knots)
This paper is a very brief introduction to knot theory. It describes knot coloring by quandles, the fundamental group of a knot complement, and handle-decompositions of knot complements. View Full-Text
Keywords: knots; quandles; fundamental groups; handles; knot colorings; symmetry; surfaces; Klein bottle; projective plane knots; quandles; fundamental groups; handles; knot colorings; symmetry; surfaces; Klein bottle; projective plane
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Carter, J.S. Classical Knot Theory. Symmetry 2012, 4, 225-250.

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